Arsenal FC manager confident ahead of Bayern Munich test
Arsene Wenger believes 3-0 win over Watford was perfect preparation for Champions League showdown on Tuesday night
October 19th, 2015
Arsenal can wave goodbye to their prospects of Champions League qualification if they fail to get anything from their double header against Bayern Munich over the next few weeks.
On Tuesday night, they entertain the tournament favourites at the Emirates and Arsene Wenger feels as though his team have enjoyed the perfect preparation for the match after beating Watford 3-0.
The Gunners had to be patient before finding a way past the Hornets and Wenger now expects his team to have a crack at a Bayern team yet to experience defeat this season.
“For us it is a perfect run in the Premier League, and on the other hand also perfect preparation for the Bayern game because we had no injuries and we got the three points,” Wenger said. “We are now in a position where we can really focus and give everything on Tuesday night.”
Yet it is increasingly possible to ponder if Wenger is treating the Champions League with the same seriousness as the Premier League. He recently spoke of his need to rotate more but the starting lineup here was the strongest available and he mentioned he may make “one, maybe two” changes against Bayern.
“I will have to see how we prepare for this game now and decide what we really want to do,” Wenger said. “The confidence level is there, the required result is there as well – we know exactly what is needed; a 0-0 is not even a good result. To score goals, we have to attack.”
It looks like an open game is on the cards, with Bayern looking to exploit gaps in the Arsenal rearguard but the home side know that a victory would boost their qualification hopes considering that Munchen are likely to beat the other teams in the group home and away.