Bayern are unbeaten this season and given their current form they will be all over Arsenal only if Gunners can turn the tables. “It happened to Petr Cech earlier in the season”.
They were level for less than a minute as half-time substitute Finnbogason finished off a neat passing move, as the home defence went missing, to stun the Arsenal faithful with a goal that proved to be the victor.
“He made a very big call, maybe due to the fact that Arsenal come up against Manchester Unite this weekend” he said in an attempt to explain Arsene’s choice of rearguard.
Meanwhile the North London outfit are also wary that each loss in Europe sees them lose out on €1.5m (£1.11m) per match.
Speaking to the media at his post match press conference late last night, Wenger confirmed to Arsenal.com that Koscielny has indeed suffered a hamstring injury which will make his a major doubt for Sunday’s crucial showdown with United. “I never critiqued that, I accept your judgment of how the team played and your assessment, but I don’t have to give you all the information I have to make my decisions”, Wenger said. “A second year without us being successful and you could come to a conclusion of, “yes, there is something we have to analyze deeply”, but I don’t believe so at the moment”.
City have lost their last two Premier League games – and top spot to rivals Manchester United – and Pellegrini has stressed the importance of taking all three points.
Although the meeting is traditionally designed for players to air their views in a healthy exchange with coaching staff, this time they sat in silence and accepted Wenger’s frustrations. Arsenal have to completely rely on the results in the other two games. They had four shots on targets and scored three goals.
Defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin has returned to training following a knee problem which kept him out of Saturday’s 5-2 win at Leicester.
“The turning point at 2-2 is we give them a goal again straight away”.
“In the summer, we signed one player“.
“We had to resist and to run a lot when Arsenal are trying to tire you”.