PREVIEW: Bayern Munich vs Arsenal

Arsenal head to Germany to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League. Following the 2-2 draw at The Emirates last Tuesday, The Gunners know that they'll have to produce a big performance if they are to qualify for the semi-finals for just the third time.

Injury News - Arsenal

Martin Odegaard was withdrawn in the second half of Sunday's 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa with an injury concern. He has since been spotted training and is expected to start tonight.

Bukayo Saka was also seen limping in the latter part of the game but it is likely he will start as well. 

Jurrien Timber continues his recovery but is training with the team.

Injury News - Bayern Munich

Alphonso Davies is suspended having been booked in the first leg. Kingsley Coman has also been ruled out with a muscle injury sustained on the weekend.

Serge Gnabry will also miss out, but Leroy Sane, despite carrying a knock himself, is expected to play. 

Sacha Boey and Bouna Sarr continue to miss out. 


Arsenal lost on Sunday to Aston Villa to put a dent in their title hopes. Prior to the weekend they were unbeaten in the league since New Year's Eve. 

Bayern officially surrendered their 11 year dominance of the Bundesliga on Sunday, as Bayer Leverkusen clinched their first ever title. They did beat Koln on Saturday though to maintain some form heading into tonight's game.

Recent History

Arsenal have played Bayern 13 times in their history and have won three, drawn three and lost seven times. 

They have lost their last two visits to the Allianz Arena. 

Played For Both

Harry Kane famously came through the Arsenal youth system before eventually being released and signing for Tottenham Hotspur. Serge Gnabry represented Arsenal from 2011 until 2016 before he returned to Germany. Lukas Podolski also played for both clubs, having spent three years at each. 


Arsenal have it all to do with their suspect record in Germany. They come into the second leg as underdogs following the first leg, but will feel they have a point to prove following some uncharacteristic defending in their previous two games.

Both teams know that the Champions League may represent their best chance of silverware for the season, so it promises to be an intense game that could go the distance.

Bayern Munich 1-1 Arsenal (Arsenal to win on penalties)