Bayern Munich v Arsenal - 13th March

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Bayern Munich v Arsenal - 13th March

Postby Hams » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:34 pm

Arsenal are the last English side left in the CL!

Bayern Munich won the 1st leg 3-1 away at the Emirates.

The Gunners recently lost the North London derby 2-1 to Tottenham and are currently in 5th place in the PL.

Bayern are storming to victory in the Bundesliga and knocked Dortmund out the German cup and could do the treble.

Is it all over for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal? I just don't see them winning this 2nd leg by 3-0 which is what they need.

Any comments or predictions?
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Postby Conner99 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:05 pm

yes it is all over , i dont see Arsenal winning the game let alone scoring 3 or more goals to go through . I would love to see a miracle performance by us but i do not think we are good enough at the moment to do that .
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Postby Simply » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:15 am

Bayern surprisingly conceded two goals at Munich(!) by Düsseldorf(!!) this weekend...
...sure, they were by far the better team and they still won this match, but Wenger and his Gunners might take a glimpse at this game to develop a good plan for wednesday...

..but if i'm honest, I don't beleive Arsenal can turn things around anymore...
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Postby Hams » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Some good news for Arsenal that Franck Ribery is out with an ankle injury he got at the weekend.

Arjen Robben is also a major doubt.

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and defender Jerome Boateng are both banned for the return match at the Allianz Arena.
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Postby Klaas Bruinsma » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:35 am

Wilshere is expected to miss the return leg at Bayern too.
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Postby specnur » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:28 pm

Massive loss Wilshere being out. I don't see anyone carrying the torch in that game other than him to be honest!
Diaby being back is almost meaningless to me ,it's like you can already see him limping off at the half. If he's on top of his form he bosses this game without question,but he just can't stay fit. Gibbs is great to have back if he's fit ,but we really needed that leadership push from Wilshire in the position Arsenal are in right now. Can't see us with any chance now ,only had a slight chance before the loss of Wilshere. :(
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Postby Hams » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:01 pm

Interesting analogy used by Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes.

"I have no interest in dividing up the skin before I kill the bear,"

Sounds like he is at least taking the 2nd leg seriously and doesn't think they are already through.
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Postby Pickleman1967 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:43 am

It does seem beyond Arsenal now, especially with the talismanic Wilshire out. Surely the priority is getting back in the CL for next season? I'd have given them a chance at 0-2 down, but you've got to fancy Bayern to score even if Arsenal get the 'dream start' of three quick goals in the first twenty minutes. Kudos to the fans flying out there, a long way and a no doubt pricey gig in what is a frickin' tall order for their team.
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Postby redpelt » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:57 am

I've got Arsenal at 14-1 at Paddy Power to qualify for the next round ,well you know
what they say about a fool and his money being easily parted. Seriously if Arsenal can
give a solid defensive performance and snatch an early lead then Walcott and co could
scare the life out of the Germans who are shorn of Ribery ,Schweinsteiger ,and also
have Robben as a major doubt.

Arsenal might just surprise a few people here,you certainly cant discount their quality
going forward,although keeping a clean sheet could be a huge ask.I personally believe
the game could swing on the performance of the returning Diaby an excellent midfielder
if he's up for it.

Win me some money Gooners.
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Postby Klaas Bruinsma » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:29 am

Despite Bayern being troubled by injury, i think Arsenal (even with Jack Wilshere) will have a hard time turning the scoreline at Munich as Bayern has been the highest scoring team in the CL this season. And for Arsenal to get through the q'finals, they need to atleast score three goals, which means they need to double Bayern's allowed goals at home, which is at three as of the moment. Honestly I don't think they can score 3 goals at Allianz and contain Bayern's attack.
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Postby Hams » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:27 am

Its being reported that Wenger is going to field a weakened
line up tonight so that his best players are fresh to take on Swansea this weekend.
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Postby NickKIELCEPoland » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:01 pm

Hams wrote:Its being reported that Wenger is going to field a weakened
line up tonight so that his best players are fresh to take on Swansea this weekend.


I don't blame him. I hope he pips Tottenham to that 4th place. And then I hope he resigns after the season. Wenger should retire before he loses his wonderful record of always taking Arsenal into the CL. His successor will not manager, and then Wenger would look like a genius. But he must ensure the slide doesn't start before he resigns and that means getting into the CL.
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Postby redpelt » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:05 pm

Hams wrote:Its being reported that Wenger is going to field a weakened
line up tonight so that his best players are fresh to take on Swansea this weekend.


That's a disgrace ,I have money riding on this one, got Giroud as first GS as well
I love long odds but leaving Szczesny behind is bordering on the ridiculous.
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Postby Johaldo8 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:47 pm

He fielded a strong team in the end, despite the hype.

I'll go for 5-1 Bayern.
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Postby Almeida » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:53 pm

Johaldo8 wrote:He fielded a strong team in the end, despite the hype.

I'll go for 5-1 Bayern.

what a start for arsenal. it 0-1 already after only 3 minutes. will be waiting for 5 now from the hosts :lol:
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Postby Hams » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:56 pm

Line ups

Bayern Munich:
Neuer; Lahm, van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Martínez, Gustavo; Müller, Kroos, Robben; Mandzukić..

subs: Subs: Starke, Rafinha, Contento, Shaqiri, Tymoshchuk, Pizarro, Gomez

Arsenal:
Fabianski, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud..

subs: Mannone, Arshavin, Vermaelen, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaby, Gervinho, Coquelin
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Postby Hams » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:57 pm

As comrade Almeida posted Arsenal are 1-0 up after just 3 minutes thanks to Giroud.

Is the come back on?
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Postby specnur » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:57 pm

I don't like that call by the ref on Ramsey FFS he got all ball ,so hope it not the shape of things to come from that prat in sky blue! :evil:
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Postby Simply » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:03 pm

:lol: seems like Alaba overslept.. what a huge mistake
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Postby specnur » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:08 pm

Oh my god! how many passes are Arsenal shanking ffs?
What's wrong with that pitch out there ,like flipping ice rink!
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