Arsenal face the daunting task of going to the Allianz Arena to take on an outstanding Bayern Munich side as they look to reverse their two goal deficit and book their place in the quarter finals of the Champions League. Here are three things that Arsenal must do to ensure that they have a chance to beat the German champions.
Shackle Kroos and Thiago
It is no secret that Bayern’s possession football is based on the individuals playing in the middle of the park and Arsenal have to ensure that they do not allow that to happen once again after it was their undoing in the first leg. Arsenal were outplayed in the middle of the park and they failed to handle the pair of Thiago and Kroos who tore them apart time and again.
Both the players are more than capable of picking passes when given time on the ball and Arsenal were lacking in this regard last time out. In fact Kroos scored a delightful long range strike in the last game to highlight the danger that these players pose, and Arsenal will have to task their two holding players to shackle them if they want control of the midfield.