Arsenal build-up: The pre-match facts

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What do the stats say? What is the Bavarians' yield in London? Who will take charge of the game? has examined the facts and figures for the Champions League cracker tonight at 20.45 CET.

Four wins, two draws, two defeats
FC Bayern and Arsenal have faced off eight times so far, and the record reads well for the men from Munich. They won four and lost two of the previous meetings, with two ending in a draw. In six of the eight games so far, the German record champions and the Gunners crossed swords in the Round of 16.

Positive record against teams from England
Bayern encounter an English team for the 48th time in a UEFA competition. This record is positive: FCB won 18 times, lost 13 and drew 16 games. They have only lost two of their last nine duels (four wins, three draws), both times a 3-2 defeat against Manchester City. However, Arsenal's record against German teams is positive too with 12 wins, 11 losses and five draws.

All good things come in threes
The German record champions have fond memories of the Emirates Stadium. They won both of the two matches at the Gunners' home ground, 2-0 in March 2014 and 3-1 in February 2013. FCB would set a new record with another victory tonight: No Champions League team has won more than three away games in a row against another club in Europe's top club competition.

Goals guaranteed
The Bavarians have scored at least once in each of the last 20 group matches. In total the Bayern fans cheered 56 times -- an average of 2.8 goals per match! But Arsenal have been strong recently too: The Gunners have scored in each of their last nine matches.

Goal-hungry Bayern
Pep Guardiola's troops boast eight goals after two matches and have scored more often than any other club so far. 49 shots on goal are a best-mark too. 27 of these were loosed off in the 5-0 victory over Zagreb -- the last time FCB took as many shots was in February 2014, in the Round of 16 first leg in... London.

Cakir referees in London
Cüneyt Cakir from Turkey, one of the most renowned referees in Europe who oversaw the last Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona, takes charge of tonight's match. The last time Cakir refereed a Bayern game was in November 2014, a 2-0 victory over AS Roma.


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