After a thrilling 2-0 victory at the Emirates, Arsene Wenger’s team will travel to Munich to play the Bundesliga Giants in the second leg of the Champions League group stage encounter. The Gunners are in good form having beaten Swansea City 3-0 in the weekend domestic league match and will be hoping to get a result from this game.
Munchen on the other hand will be raring to take revenge for their loss two weeks ago and will do all they can to inflict a defeat on the London based club. This article is a preview of the game and also includes Team News, Prediction, Expected Line-ups and Betting Odds.
The Bayern Munchen vs Arsenal game will be played on Wednesday the 4th of November at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The kick off is scheduled at 8:45 pm BST (1:15 am IST on Thursday).
Guardiola will be happy with the return of star winger Arjen Robben to the squad who may start the game against Arsenal. However, Ribery, Gotze and Sebastian Rode are all still un-available for this fixture. Javi Martinez and Mehdi Benatia will also return to the line-up for the home team.
Arsenal on the other hand, has a very long injury list. Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Theo Walcott picked up injuries in last mid-weeks Cup fixture and will be un-available till after the international break. Aaron Ramsey also joined the long list of injuries that includes the likes of Thomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck who will not be available for selection.
Bayern were held to a goal-less draw by Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this weekend and will be hoping to find their goal scoring form at home against the Gunners. The Gunners have had some problems with injuries but their star players are in tremendous form and will give a tough fight when they meet the Bundesliga Giants at their backyard.
Robert Lewandowski was in great form last time these teams met but the Arsenal back line kept a clean sheet on the day and will be hoping to do something similar this Wednesday. But it will not be easy with the likes of Robben returning to the squad. Douglas Costa has been un-playable this season and in the earlier meeting and will be the player to watch out for in this game.
Neuer, Alaba, Martinez, Boateng, Lahm, Vidal, Alonso, Costa, Muller, Lewandowski, Robben
Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Sanchez, Ozil, Campbell, Giroud.
Bayern Munchen were un-beaten till the last time these two teams met. Arsenal are still in good form even after losing a bunch of first choice players but look a weaker side at least on paper. Wenger has already stated that the team will be happy with a point from this fixture but we can expect Guardiola to be ruthless with his team and give Arsenal a very hard time on their journey to Germany.
Bayern Munchen 4-1 Arsenal
Bayern Munchen: 2/5