The Gunners head to Munich on the back of their loss to the Bundesliga side at Emirates Stadium, meaning that they must become only the third team to overturn a first-leg home defeat.
The French international, who came off the bench to score twice in Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup win over Everton, is confident that Wenger’s side are capable of getting the required result in Germany.
Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, he said:
We have a good chance if we believe in our quality, and if we put the same commitment in [as against Everton] and the same determination I think we have a good chance.
Bayern are a really good team so it will be a tough game, but I think we have a chance to go through.
Hopefully we can keep a clean sheet first because we need to keep our goal clean and maybe if we score early, why not?
I definitely agree. It will put them under pressure and trying to score early in the game will be one of the keys in the game.
We need to keep a clean sheet and we will need a lot of things together; to score goals, not concede goals and [to show] a really good commitment.
Arsenal have it all to do in their second leg this week, their job is increasingly difficult when you consider that the German giants haven’t lost in the league this season home or away.
There are only two teams in the modern Champions League era who have overturned a first-leg home defeat. However the Gunners can take heart from their performance last season when they beat the German side 2-0, but failed to progress on away goals.
Arsene Wenger is known for his ability to take pressure off his players and he will need to instil a belief that they can go to Munich and get a result again. They must start right out of the blocks and place as much immense pressure on the Bundesliga leaders as possible, similarly to the home leg before the harsh sending off of Szczesny.
Can Arsenal beat Bayern Munich by 2 goals? Share your thoughts in the comments below.