Pep Guardiola goes into the Champions League match against Arsenal looking for his first win at the Emirates stadium. His Bayern Munich team are ranked as one of the favourites to win the competition. They defeated Arsenal at the same stage only last season and went on to win the title itself. They will be hoping that omens workout in a similar fashion this season as well. Arsenal have not won a major trophy since 2005, but that does not stop Guardiola from having high respect for the gunners.
They play a style of football that is very similar to Guardiola’s teams in the last few years. The Spaniard has come out in support of Arsene Wenger by saying that winning trophies is not the end of life. He says that there is more to football than just winning trophies and Arsenal are example of it.
Bayern will also have a very strong line-up on their hand. They managed to win 3-1 at this ground last year, though they went on to lose 2-0 at the Allianz Arena. They only managed to reach the quarter-finals on away goals last season, but will be hoping for a much more comprehensive performance this time around.
Bayern Munich are currently top of the German league by a massive 20 points according to http://www.sublimeshot.com.
“I have never won here. I learned that you can never dominate Arsenal for 90 minutes. You can dominate for 30 minutes, to half-time, for 75 minutes, but for 90 minutes it is impossible. Arsenal, with these quality players, you always have a problem. Arsenal compete with huge teams. I have a lot of respect for Arsene. He always likes good players, always plays in a good style. Life is not only trophies,” said Guardiola. “We had to be focused from the first day with a new coach,” said Robben.