Arsenal vs Bayern by Kamlesh

Arsenal
VS
Bayern
After ending in second position in Group F of the Champions League group stage, Arsenal have to face one of the best teams in Europe in the name of Bayern Munich with Pep Guardiola at the helm of the German Champions. Arsenal suffered a dip in form in recent matches, winning 2, drawing 2 and losing 1 of their last 5 matches, including the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool in the league. However, they got their revenge by defeating the latter 2-1 in the FA Cup but there were some controversial decisions in the match whereby reports suggest that Liverpool should have been awarded a second penalty.

 

Nevertheless, Arsenal boast a strong home record in all competitions having lost only 3 times at home in all competitions since the start of the season. However, most of the time they fail to beat the top teams and there are important injuries in the squad. Defender Vermaelen (7/0), forward Walcott (13/5) and midfielder Ramsey (18/8) are injured while midfielders Kim Kallstrom (0/0) and Abou Diaby (0/0) won't be able to take part in this game. Also, midfielder Arteta (19/2) is suspended.

 

On the other side, Bayern Munich still remain a dominant force in Germany and Europe. With Guardiola as coach, they seem to be stronger than last season. They have the best attack and best defence in Bundesliga and they have lost only 2 games in all competitions. However, they have 2 important missing for this match namely midfielders Ribery (14/7) and Shaqiri (12/4). Nevertheless, they still have many other good options in the squad and even without Ribery, they have been winning matches easily. In their last match, they thrashed Freiburg by a score of 4 goals to nil. On current form and with Guardiola, it's very hard to defeat this German team.

 

I think Bayern Munich will prove too strong for Arsenal. Last season, Arsenal managed to get an away win over Bayern Munich 0-2 but they lost at home by a score of 1-3. They purchased Ozil (21/4) but the player seems to have lost his form. Under Mourinho at Real Madrid, Ozil became the best playmaker in the world but under Wenger at Arsenal, he is underperforming. Under Guardiola, Bayern Munich seem to be even stronger. I believe they will score enough to win this game against an Arsenal with a shaky defence lately.pin
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Comments (2)
madhu
Good one kamlesh.. I like ur picks
02/19/2014 - 20:03
Kamlesh
Sorry, I have wrongly written the first lines of the last paragraph. It should be like this:

I think Bayern Munich will prove too strong for Arsenal. Last season, Arsenal managed to get an away win over Bayern Munich 0-2 but they lost at home by a score of 1-3.

Last year's encounters:

Arsenal 1 - 3 Bayern Munich

Bayern 0 - 2 Arsenal
02/19/2014 - 20:19
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