Champions League: Arsenal v Bayern Munich match preview
A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Emirates
Arsenal will have to lift themselves from an embarrassing loss to Blackburn in the FA Cup if they want to compete with a Bayern side in ferocious form.
The Germans haven't lost a match in any competition since October, but might be wary of English opposition after unexpectedly losing to Chelsea in last year's final.
While the Champions League provides Arsenal's only remaining glimmer of hope for any silverware this season, Bayern are still on for a treble, steaming 15 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga.
Lukas Podolski makes his first appearance against his old club.
PAST TWO MEETINGS...
Arsenal 1 (Henry 66) Bayern Munich 0, Champions League, March 2005.
Bayern Munich 3 (Pizarro 3, 58, Salihamidzic, 65) Arsenal 1 (Toure, 88), Champions League, February 2005.
Bayern have conceded one away goal in the Bundesliga this season
But in the Champions League group stage, they only kept one clean sheet from six
Arsenal have scored in 16 of their last 17 games in all competitions
In Arsenal's last 6 Champions League games against German competition, they have won two, lost two and drawn two
Only two players have more assists than Olivier Giroud in this year's tournament: PSG's Zlatan Imbrahimovic and Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria
Arsenal to win: 3.9
Bayern Munich to win: 2.1
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