Arsenal vs Bayern Munich Live Stream and Higlights
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Date: February 19, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Emirates Stadium — London.
Wenger will try to rehabilitate after shock FA Cup defeat from Championship’s Blackburn on Saturday. Bayern is looking for their long time awaited Champions League trophy.
It is a first leg of the Champion’s League game between Arsenal Bayern Munich. These two clubs have met each other four times. The guests from Germany have the best record with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, while Arsenal have won only one game with the score 1-0. Their last game was also at this stage in the Champions League with Bayern won 3-2 on aggregate in 04-05 season.
Arsenal goes fifth in the EPL table with 44 points from 26 games. Their present form has seen 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat from their last five matches. Last five home matches the Gunners have finished with the same stats. Arsenal were beaten 0-1 by Blackburn in the FA Cup this weekend. In the Champions League Group B home games they have won Montpellier, Olympiakos and lost to Schalke, and have qualified from the second place after German side. Their best striker Theo Walcott scored 11 goals in his 22 appearances.
Bayern Munich are the leaders in Bundesliga with 57 points from 22 played games. They are coming into this game undefeated in their last five matches. Last five away from home games have seen the same result. Also, the German grand has 23 games unbeaten run with 11 straight wins. Bayern have won Champions League Group F ahead of Valencia. On the road they have lost to BATE, won Lille and drawn with Valencia. Their best striker Mario Mandzukic has 15 goals in his 19 appearances. Bayern Munich have won the Champions League 4 times and were runner-ups for 5 times.
Arsenal can’t count on Nacho Monreal as he is cup-tied for Malaga. Kieran Gibbs is out due to thigh injury, Andre Santos loaned out to Gremio last week, so Thomas Vermaelen will play as left-back. Mikel Arteta is still not fully fit.
Javi Martinez should return after he missed Bayern’s last win against Wolfsburg. Claudio Pizarro with illness and Holger Badstuber with knee injury will miss out this game. Jerome Boateng is suspended.
Arsenal line-up: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshere, Walcott, Podolski, Cazorla.
Last three matches:
Arsenal 0 – Blackburn 1;
Sunderland 0 – Arsenal 1;
Arsenal 1 – Stoke 0.
Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer, Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba, Martinez, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Kroos, Ribery, Mandzukic.
Last three matches:
VfL Wolfsburg 0 – FC Bayern München 2;
FC Bayern München 4 – Schalke 04 0;
Mainz 0 – FC Bayern München 3.