Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal: Goodnight, Europe

Ox not looking to history ahead of Bayern tie

Ox not looking to history ahead of Bayern tie

We came back and played well.

Arsenal take on German giants Bayern Munich in the first-leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday 15 February. "We made everything wrong, the fifth goal shows that". "The team really needs me now".

Arsene Wenger must have thought he'd dodged his bogey side when Arsenal topped Group A - only to see Carlo Ancelotti's men finish second in their pool.

But this was not the Bayern of recent seasons. But a team who have become so used to controlling games surely can't be comfortable with leaving the result to chance.

Arsenal, to their credit, have come to the Allianz Arena and picked up a victory in the past, even if that win proved to be not enough as they produced another one of their many glorious exits from the last 16.

"He's done it so far, and it's worked for him in the Champions League, but I would play Petr Cech at this stage". But they're not a vintage Bayern.

Arsenal's naivety certainly contributed to their downfall. But they don't know how to do that, and Bayern simply put them away to secure a formidable advantage that is unlikely to be overturned in North London next month.

Xabi Alonso suffered an injury scare in training on Monday, while Bayern will be missing defender Jerome Boateng and winger Franck Ribery, who are recovering from shoulder and thigh injuries respectively.

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When viewed in that context, there simply are no positives for Arsenal.

Manuel Neuer had suggested earlier that Arsenal were nearly too courageous on the ball - "a team who wants to play" - and that Bayern could "take advantage of these spaces".

At press conference on the eve of Arsenal's first-leg clash with Bayern Munich, Wenger said his future at the club is "not a subject for now".

Wenger's current contract expires at the end of the season and he is yet to offer a clear indication as to whether he plans to extend his deal.

The "Elephant in the room" at Arsenal is whether Wenger will be at the club next season, or whether it is time for him at the age of 67 to call it quits.

Ozil has been in the spotlight after anonymous displays in recent Premier League defeats by Watford and Chelsea and he did little to quell the criticism after missing a host of chances in Arsenal's 2-0 Premier League win over Hull City on Saturday.

Alexis Sanchez tried his hardest for Arsenal, as he always does, but didn't get the help from his teammates.

"We know we are playing a Bayern team who are favourites, listening to the questions here". Four of Bayern's goals were scored in the second half.

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