Wenger Optimistic Ahead of Bayern Munich Game
Arsene Wenger who is feeling guilty about Arsenal’s constant loss against Bayern Munich in the past takes a quote from the Bible to serve as a source of inspiration to him, the players, and the fans and hope to qualify to the next stage of the Champions league.
Arsenal will aim to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in seven seasons when they face Bayern in February and March.
The Gunners have lost twice to the Germans and Barcelona, and once each to AC Milan and Monaco in their last six campaigns.
He said, “We are all here to change history and to make history, so we have to change what happened before and make it better.
“Look, the last six years we have not come past the last 16.
“They said that God made the world in seven days and this is the seventh day for us! So we have to get a special day.”
Arsenal hoped to avoid a European heavyweight after topping their group, but were pitted against Bayern for the fourth time in five seasons when the draw was made on Monday.
“I am responsible for the results so I don’t want to escape when I don’t meet the expectations of people who love this club,” Wenger added.
“You feel guilty because you always question yourself first and your decision making. I think that’s completely normal.”
In spite of Bayern’s superior head-to-head record against Arsenal in recent seasons, assistant manager Paul Clement said he expected a tougher test, but felt the hectic festive schedule will be the undoing of the English Premier League club.
“Arsenal has got great players throughout… But we have a lot of very good offensive players too, so it’ll be a very interesting tie.
“It’s the biggest game of the round, for me,” Clement told Talksport radio.