“They have to believe in themselves – there is always a way to beat Bayern Munich”.
Bayern Munich had previously eliminated Arsenal in the Round of 16 in the Champions League match-ups in 2005, in 2013 and in 2014.
Every season, however, has its share of drama.
Lahm, a seven-time Bundesliga champion and 2012-13 Champions League victor, is only 33, but Tarnat – the sporting director of Bayern’s junior team, having played for the club for six years – is confident the versatile defender knows what is best for him.
So, with Bayern Munich battling Arsenal tonight in the last 16 of the Champions League tonight, the former German captain is a man well versed to give his prediction. On top of that in the second half we lost Koscielny [to injury] very quickly, he came off at 1-1, and suddenly it looked like we collapsed mentally. Having won the ball in midfield, the French worldwide sprinted past the midfield and a defiant Sergio Ramos. Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Spurs are Chelsea’s rivals at the top of the Premier League and to wish them anything but the ultimate downfall and embarrassment leaves a sour taste.
The round of 16 tie is the fourth time they’ve been drawn together in the past five seasons, and the third occasion at this stage of the competition.
The first leg takes place at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, with the return fixture at Emirates Stadium on March 7.
Eight minutes into the second half, and Bayern had restored their lead with Lewandowski this time finding the back of the net with a header after rising highest in the box to guide Philipp Lahm’s cross into the far corner.
This time we could be witnessing the end of the game’s last great managerial dynasty.
This season, under the Catalan’s successor Carlo Ancelotti, Bayern are now seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. However, I doubt Wenger will be keen to throw him into such a critical game so soon. If Ozil and Sanchez want to leave, we must allow them to move on, unless we can show them both a pathway to success in the future. And all that was before the midpoint of the second half, another dismal patch from Arsenal ending another Champions League campaign.
Having matched the German champions for much of the opening 45 minutes, the Gunners were unable to deal with constant Bayern pressure after the break as goals from Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski, Thiago Alcantara and Thomas Muller appear to have left Alexis Sanchez’s away goal surplus to requirements.