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Bayern vs Arsenal [ UEFA CL Preview]

Bayern vs Arsenal

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Arsenal begin their quest to improve on their inability to reach the Champions League quarter-finals since 2010 with an uphill task in Alianz Arena, Wednesday night.

The Gunners have been knocked out at the second round stages for the past six seasons consecutively, and they will do everything possible to make sure to break that 6-year jinx, starting with this first leg fixture.  Coming from a morale boosting victory over Hull in the Premier League,  Arsenal will have the full arsenal of their forwards available for selection, and would likely have a boost in the present fitness of Nacho Monreal and Granit Xhaka, but they will still be missing the services of Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.

 

The Bavarians, on the other hand, still boast of a first position, with 7 points clear in the Bundesliga log, although they have not appeared as dominant this season under former Chelsea manager Ancelotti. Bayern’s French international legend, Frank Ribery, is now “on the grass”, whereas, dependable central defender, Jerome Boateng, remains “in the sand” — as the Bayern Munich official website put it.

Head-To-Head
In the 10 times these two sides have met, Bayern has won half of the encounters, with 2 draws, and have recorded 3 losses to Arsenal.

Date & Time

Wednesday, February 15, 8:45pm Nigerian Time

My Prediction

Bayern Munich 2-1 Arsenal

 

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