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Champions League: Wenger Vows To Attack Bayern

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Following successive defeats in their opening two fixtures, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has vowed to attack Bayern Munich when the German club visit the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Frenchman told his team that only a great performance will do as they look to keep their Champions league hopes alive.

The German Champions have made a fine start in Group F, with six points in their first two games, and a win against Arsenal means the Gunners will have a mountain to climb to avoid elimination in the group stage.

Following Arsenals 3-0 victory over Premier League side, Watford over the weekend, the Arsenal manager said: “We’re on a perfect run in the Premier League, and on the other hand it was perfect preparation for Bayern because we had no injuries and got the three points.

“We are now in a position where we can really focus and give it everything on Tuesday night. I will have to see how we prepare for this game now and how we want to approach it.

“The confidence is there, the required result is there and we know exactly what is needed. Even a 0-0 draw is not good enough, so to score goals we will have to attack.

“If you can arrange for us to be 3-0 in 20 minutes, like we were against Manchester United, I will put you in charge for Tuesday night.

“That would be ideal, but it is difficult to plan [that] – we did not plan to be 3-0 [up] after 20 minutes against United.

“What we want to do is to play up to our level because that is what is needed against a big team.

“It is true that we have won before in Europe when everyone else thought it was not possible, but we want to do it again because we felt the pain was inflicted by ourselves.

“Maybe, subconsciously, we thought, ‘Anyway, we will win these’ [against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos] – now, to correct it, we need a great performance.”

The last time both teams met in the competition was in 2013, with Arsenal coming winning the game 2-0, they were however eliminated on away goals.