Arsenal may have been doing well domestically but have been woeful in the Champions League. After a 3-0 win over Watford in the weekend, Arsenal are prepared to face Bayern Munich next in their Champions League Group stage tie in a do-or-die affair for the Gunners who most astoundingly have zero points in the Champions League so far this season.
However, the match has been seen before now as the most difficult encounter for the Gunners in their group and yet, they have lost their first two matches in the group.
Arsenal’s Champions League hopes may have been handed a major boost however, after Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben was ruled out of the must-win game with a thigh injury.
Robben has been out of action for over one month since he suffered the thigh injury during Netherlands’s 2016 European Championship qualifier against Iceland and has been removed from the squad list even after he claimed he is in perfect condition for the match.
A statement released by the club reads that, “Arjen Robben is close to a comeback but is not yet match fit.” Milos Pantovic has also been confirmed as not able to make the trip to London.
Striker Robert Lewandowski has travelled however, despite picking up a knock in the win over Werder Bremen.
The 27-year-old striker has already scored 16 goals this season for Bayern Munich and is very lethal in front of goal. Kingsley Coman is also fit along with reserve goalkeeper Ivan Lucic.
Lewandowski said on the club’s official website that, “I’m feeling very good.” “Arsenal are under pressure, but they’re always dangerous at home.”
Bayern have been nothing but incredible this season even with all the talk surrounding their manager’s future at the moment as they have won all nine of their Bundesliga games to top the table.
The German League giants have also won both of their games in Group F, overcoming Olympiacos and Dynamo Zagreb in their opening two games.
Arsenal face a very great challenge to ensure they reach the last 16 and the move to make it starts now.
Arsenal fans are however wary about all of these as this could be a Ploy by Bayen Munich to unsettle Arsenal players and make them believe it will be an easier ride. Fingers are crossed as we wait to see.