Arsenal gear up for fruitless 3-0 win over Bayern Munich

5-1 first leg defeat sets stage for another momentous not-quite-comeback.

Arsène Wenger was left proud by Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal
WINNER: Wenger (Image: Biser Todorov)

Arsenal are gearing up for an eyecatching-in-isolation 3-0 win over Bayern Munich following last night’s 5-1 first leg defeat at the Allianz Arena.

The Gunners’ propensity for momentous not-quite-comebacks has been a key feature of their recent Champions League campaigns, all of which seem to end with them gubbing either Bayern or Barcelona in the second leg of a last 16 clash.

That they will get to do so in front of a home crowd was not lost on a beaming Arsène Wenger, who thanked his players for making it all possible.

He said: “At the end of the season, you look back and say, ‘Which is the one game where we were really at our best?’

“Invariably I will come away saying, ‘Easy, that would be the 2-0 win at the Nou Camp,’ because nobody remembers the 1-3 defeat in the first leg.

“Do they? I bloody hope not.”