Created on 19-10-2015 at 16:00 PM
Arsenal view themselves as underdogs in the build-up to the Champions League encounter with FC Bayern on Tuesday at 20.45 CET. “Bayern are the best team in the world,” Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger declared in praise of Pep Guardiola's side on Monday. But according to the Frenchman his troops are not without a chance: “There's no team without weaknesses.”
After surprisingly losing their opening two Champions League matches, the Gunners have taken heart from good performances in their last few Premier League games. “A result like the one against Manchester United would be ideal,” Wenger commented. In arguably Arsenal's best performance of the season, they were 3-0 in the lead after only 19 minutes – which was the final scoreline too. But Arsenal would need “a very good game against a top team” for a similar result on Tuesday.
Trio injured– Paulista back
“We have to be 100 percent convinced and focused,” warned midfielder Aaron Ramsey: “It's important for us to go into the match with the same mentality as in the Premier League.” The pressure has become intense after two Champions League defeats so far, and Wenger announced that the Gunners would respond with an aggressive approach: “0-0 wouldn’t be a good result. If we’re to score goals, we have to attack.”
The Frenchman is without Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky (both knee surgery) and Jack Wilshere (broken leg), but can at least count on Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista, who has recovered from injury.