Bayern Munich Will Face Arsenal Again, Different Outcome Expected

Bjorn Koch

Bayern Munich will once again face off against Arsenal in the Champions League this Wednesday. When the two teams faced off two weeks ago, Bayern Munich appeared unbeatable, while Arsenal entered the match with a number of question marks.

Arsenal was able to breathe new life into their season with the 2-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners handed Pep Guardiola’s side its only loss of the season thus far.

As the two teams get set to square off again — this time in Germany — expectations have changed. Arsenal has a renewed confidence in their abilities, while Bayern Munich has a statement to make: that they are truly the best team in the world this season.

“They will be wounded,” said Mertesacker of Arsenal. “We were the first team to really challenge them and beat them. They will want to prove they are better than us.”

Leading into the match at Emirates Stadium, every team sang the praises of Bayern Munich. There had to yet to be a team that presented any serious threat. Bayern Munich dominated everyone in their path.

But the German squad left London with a feeling that they had not experienced all season. Bayern Munich is determined to make sure they do not feel that way this time around.

“We’re focused, but we have no reason to be wounded,” stated Philipp Lahm, Bayern Munich’s captain. “We are top of the Bundesliga and our Champions League group, you can’t get much better than that.”

Bayern Munich is excited to play the match in front of the home crowd this time around, especially Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski. The striker has already racked up 17 goals this season and plans to add to the total against Arsenal.

“I’ve gone two games without a goal now, obviously I want to score again. I will give everything for that,” said Lewandowski.

But Lewandowski understands the game is bigger than himself, adding that “the most important thing is that we control the game and score the first goal. We must not lose control of our game and need a good mix between defense and attack.”

This will be Bayern Munich’s 16th meeting against an English opponent in the last five seasons. Their record against English teams during this span has included 12 wins, 6 draws and three defeats.

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Bjorn Koch is a businessman, world traveler, lover of fine dining and soccer fanatic. Born in Germany, where he fell in love with Bayern Munich, Bjorn currently resides in Boston, MA.