Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Arsenal draw Bayern Munich in Champions League

Arsenal draw Bayern Munich in Champions League

Arsene Wenger’s side will face Bayern Munich in the Round of 16 in the Champions League.

It’s a repeat of last season’s Round of 16 when Bayern won 3-1 at the Emirates, before going down 2-0 to the Gunners at the Allianz Arena and nearly going out on their way to lifting the trophy.

The double-header is set to be played across two of the following dates  18/19/25/26 February and 11/12/18/19 March.

The clubs have met in three previous Champions League seasons.

In 2000-01 season goals from Thierry Henry and Kanu secured a 2-2 draw at home before Giovane Elber scored the only goal of the game to give Bayern a 1-0 win at home.

In 2004-05, we got destroyed in Munich, 3-1, before Henry scored the only goal in a 1-0 Arsenal win at Highbury. And, of course, last season, the results of which are still fresh in the memory.

 

 

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  1. Fantastic

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    • The treble is ON!!!!

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      • Not bad, i would have prefered barca/madrid/bayern all star though

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        • ——————–Neuer
          Alvez — Ramos — Pique — Alba
          ——Xabi Alonso——-Schweinsteiger
          Robben ——-Messi——–Ribery
          ——————Ronaldo

          no thanks.

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      • Can’t help but feel Bayern are going to give us another pummeling at home

        But what Blogs said in the podcast, better earlier than later so we can focus on the league and the fa cup.

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    • fernebahce in champ playoffs, group with marseille, napoli, dortmund, chelsea in LC 4th round, sp*rs in F.A then if that isn’t enough Bayern in last 16.

      our lady luck is abit of an arse.

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      • AVB just got sacked too. Though that’s less bad luck for us – they’re no longer our rivals, after all – and more bad luck for the rest of the Premier League minnows looking for morale-boosting victories over the poo-chomping scum from down the road.

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      • shes a prick mate

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      • Hey we went out against Bradford and Blackburn last year, so it’s not like “easy” draws have been that kind to us either. At least we won’t be complacent, and we know we can beat the Germans, so bring it on!

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      • Are you surprised? Honestly, is anyone surprised?!

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    • This is what Champions League is all about; to play against top sides in Europe, not some nondescript side whose name resembles the botanical name of an extinct plant (Anaethosis Famigusta of Cyprus springs to mind)

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    • Sure we were the one team Bayern did not want to
      be drawn against after last year

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  2. Bring it on. Guardiola v/s Wenger is a battle written in the stars clearly.

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    • Destined to fight it out through all of space and time, ’til both men doth draw their final breath.

      Now come on Arsene, time to stick the boot into the cunt!

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  3. Time Traveller’s blog

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  4. Unnecessarilystupid

    Revenge will be ours!

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  5. Good stuff. Now we start where we finished off last season. Not bad.

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  6. Bayern again?? Fuck me.

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  7. Well you never know!

    And if we go out we can focus on the league.

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    • That attitude sucks! We will be going for it.

      In other news, AVB………………

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      • I know, there’s no denying that Bayern are curently THE dominant side, but we’ve got a chance for sure :)
        I just feel that the league is our best chance for a trophy this season, so should we lose this tie it’s not the end of the world!

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  8. COYG!!!!

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  9. fuck.

    and why could Zenit only draw Dortmund? WHY NOT BAYERN? looked setup…

    anyways bring it on :D

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  10. and Monday got worse..

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  11. Revenge is a dish best served the season after we were knocked out by them.

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  12. Payback Bitches

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  13. Mildly Amusing Name

    Bring it.

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  14. Lawd…

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  15. no shame in an early exit then

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  16. Napoli, Dortmund in the group stages. Tottenham, Chelsea in the cups. Munich in last 16′s.. The fuck is wrong?

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    • Why is my name required

      Its a chance for us to train to get tougher by facing all the big boys .. this is good, at least Arsenal are in the spotlight

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  17. For fucks sake…

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  18. Bob's Mexican Cousin

    We have to beat everyone to win this thing. Better get it over sooner than later! COYG!

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    • The way this season’s going UEFA probably will change the rules so Arsenal have to play against every team in the competition to prove they are worthy champions.

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  19. Well it had to be Bayern. We sure will be well prepared this time around.

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  20. Fuck em, we got a chance!

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  21. Bayern must bhi shitting in their pants right now . COYG

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  22. concentrate on the FA Cup

    Least we know we can beat these away!

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  23. 2013-2014 = 2003-2004

    If you wanna be the best you have to beat the best

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  24. Do we know who we get if we get past them? Or do they only do that in the Thursday night European competition?

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    • There’s a new draw for the quarters and semis after the first elimination round. From the quarters on, you CAN play a team from your own group or a team from your own country.

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  25. Payback

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  26. was hoping for real madrid or barcelona,you know, a real challenge!! sigh…bayern will have to do…..

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  27. So unlucky, we could’ve gotten……….

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  28. Jeez! Not again! Well time to tell those dickheads we’re unstoppable!!!

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  29. Dapper dan's feelin sad

    Oh for fucks sake!

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  30. No point moaning. Let’s fucking do this.

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  31. Hmm – Don’t worry fellas. I think that more than us Bayern will be nervous. Great rewards for Bayern and Barcelona for finishing top of the group. COYG!!!

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  32. Time for our Germen gang to shine!

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  33. I’m not one to cry conspiracy in premiership football as it’s usually a sign of making excuses for a poor performance, but when it comes to UEFA and FIFA I genuinely don’t thin any revelation of corruption or nepotism would surprise me. I don’t seriously believe that someone’s tryingto stitch us up, but given that we’ve drawn the tournament favourites 3 of te last 4 years does make me wonder!

    Also, off topic, but… AVB’s negative spiral continues to haunt us! Hahaha FOYS!!!

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  34. Arsene's handkerchief

    Can’t wait, c’mon on you Gunners!

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  35. I was hoping for Catalonian Cunts.. but I guess we will thrashing Bayern instead :(

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  36. Gonna smash the cunts. Bring it on.

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  37. Instead of playing Arshavin and his Zenit pals we have got Ribery and his pals, which include Gotze, Muller, Robben, Mandzukic, Lahm and Kroos.
    Ah well, will be a great tie and one that you can’t really give too much thought to now considering it is 2 months away, lets just see where we are then. On our day though their is no doubt we can give them a helluva game.

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  38. So who do we get in the final then?

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  39. Oh shit

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  40. Hehe this is what champions are made of. we just have to avoid a flurry of goals at the grove coz we can always score away.

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  41. I’m not complaining since it will be fun to see us take in the best, but we literally have drawn the toughest possible opponent we could have the last 5 years. Barca/Barca/Milan/Bayern/Bayern. The Milan draw aside it just shows how important it is to top your group.

    However as many have said we’d probably have to go throw Bayern to win anyway, so better now than later.

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  42. michu/saurez/benteke any1 of them and we will be complete.

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  43. This is a good draw. We have everything it takes to knock them out in terms of quality. We’re only short on belief right now. Nothing a winning streak and loyal fans won’t be able to solve.

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  44. Very exciting! It’s games like this that make being in the competition worthwhile.

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  45. Mesut Ozil to run a muck on his home soil.

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  46. I wanted barca. they’re so beatable those cunts.

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  47. Bob's Mexican Cousin

    The negative spiral just hit AVB in the face. I’m going to miss him

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  48. I bet Ozil, Mert, Lukas and Serge are absolutely stoked about this draw.
    This is what the champions league is all about guys.

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  49. No shame in an early exit……..for them. Let’s stay positive and believe. Coyg

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  50. Poor Bayern.. I feel for them..

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  51. That’s probably the best draw we can dream of:
    Beat Bayern and we can boast above progressing despite being drawn in the Group of Death and then facing last season Champion and arguably the best team in the world right now.
    If we were lose, not before making them shite in their pants at their own turf again, we can go on to another unbeatable run.
    Win-win, I say.

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  52. Fuck em. We’re the underdogs. That’s just how I like it. Let them worry.

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  53. Just win the home leg and we are through….We have become masters of winning away in Germany

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  54. I would worry about the tie more if i thought that bayern had improved from last season.In attempting to put his own stamp on the side,Guardiola may inadvertently have weakened them.Arsenal however have improved markedly since last season and by February should have a full squad available.Anyway we should concentrate on our upcoming fixture list one game at a time for now.

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  55. ‘If you wanna be the best you gotta beat the best.’ – Guardiola to his players after they found out they’re playing The Arsenal.

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  56. when are the dates for the two legs decided ?

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  57. Adieu AVB, gone too soon. Long live Sir Arsene Wenger, in tradition we believe!!!

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  58. Not good. We must do better at home this time to give us a chance in Germany. Glad we didn’t get Barcelona, though.

    A masterstroke by Wenger would be to bring in a couple of quality players who are not cup-tied so that we could have a little something extra for this one.

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  59. Right, so this means we get to play Olympiacos in the final, yeah?

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  60. Tottenham LOL :D

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  61. This is our fixture:
    Feb 8 Liverpool^A
    Feb 13 ManUnited^H
    Feb 19 Bayern^H

    Mar 12 Bayern^A
    Mar 15 Totenham^A
    Mar 22 Chelsea^A
    Mar 29 ManCity^H
    Apr 5 Everton^A
    Looking forward to it :)

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    • You left off some important matches though. Should say:

      Feb 8 Liverpool^A
      Feb 12 ManUnited^H
      Feb 15 FA Cup Round 5 (let’s assume it’s Chelsea away based on our luck so far this year)
      Feb 19 Bayern^H
      Mar 8 FA Cup QF (Liverpool)
      Mar 12 Bayern^A
      Mar 15 Tottenham^A
      Mar 22 Chelsea^A
      Mar 29 ManCity^H
      Apr 1/2 Champs Lge QF (City)
      Apr 5 Everton^A
      Apr 8/9 Champs Lge QF (City)
      Apr 12 FA Cup SF (City)

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  62. this is what its all about. we will learn from last year, and city. feb a long way away, a fully fit team, in good form, we can beat them.

    can’t wait. and city, barca? tasty….

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    • and maybe a gentle push to sign in jan? although who are the non cup tied experienced players that can improve us? hmmm…..

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  63. Something worth mentioning. @uefacorruption predicted the exact draw for the last 16 yesterday, every single match was predicted spot on. Something fishy going on or what?

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    • What they did was Tweet every permutation, keep the account private, then delete the wrong ones before unlocking the account.

      Can’t believe people are falling for this!

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      • Fair enough, i’m new to Twitter, didn’t know that was possible, thanks for the education :o)

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      • BTW blogs, I come here for all my arsenal related news and you are great. The chelsea fixture is listed wrong , it should be monday not saturday(our boys need those extra 48 hours of rest). Merry Christmas, it seems it came early this year!

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  64. Holy cunting xmas balls… bayern munchkin again. Easy pickings boys, I mean we could have got olympiakos

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  65. Why are arsenal fans soo pessimistic. Remember last season we had no Ozil, and the re emergence of Ramsey, BFG and Giroud. I know Bayern have also improved but trust me they wont be happy getting us. I think Arsenal have one problem, if they have nothing to loose then they always win against any! But if they something is on the brink then they falter. I just want them all, ALL, to be focused and think they have nothing to loose, playing the reigning champions and you all would be suprised. Against United and City, United most notably, only fear is what made us loose. COYG!

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    • Bayern barely cared in the return leg, as they probably thought it was all locked up. And even then we weren’t exactly dominant in possession.

      It was a great win, but this tie will be completely different. And it will be fucking hard. But we have to win the home leg.

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  66. Better to meet Bayern now and then play Galatasaray in the final.

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  67. Another easy 1st round draw. Thank fuck we didn’t win our group

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  68. Revenge bitch

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  69. We must support our full backs better otherwise Robben and Ribery will tear us apart. Hopefully Giroud -Podolski – Cazorla – Ozil – Ramsey – Flamini and the usual 5 would be my team of choice. Squad depth is better, creativity, team play has all improved so there is no reason we should not win. Wenger must rotate more often to keep players motivated if not rest and to cut out mistakes!

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  70. Arsenal deserved this draw. I’m sure this no-name club from Germany are just salivating at the thought of having the privilege to play the mighty Arsenal.

    Do these German bumpkins even know how to play football?

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  71. Yes.

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  72. Am surprised at some fans looking for cheap opponents, this is the fucking Champions league meant only for champions. So bloody support our boys home and away with all u’ve gat and stop behaving like some cunts down the road.

    Bring them on. COYG!

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  73. We beat them before and can do it again

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  74. LiamBradyIrishGooner

    We will beat Bayern this year, mark my words

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  75. @ucl_fraude have predicted us will get bayern, barca vs man city, bayer vs psg and madrid vs schalke two days before the drawing!.. it’s unbelievable..

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  76. didnt read aseblog post before posting.. just shock we really get bayern.. duh..

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  77. We will have to go up a gear or two from where we are at the moment to have any chance of navigating through February March.

    I’m not saying we won’t but the last two games have been very flat. Have we hit the wall?

    One positive is Walcott is back in scoring form. Another, Podolski to return. Also by that stage we may have Chamberlain back and eager.

    But we will have to look toward January in assessing (based on Podolski) whether we will oad on with another striker to give us depth to carry through.

    Also an issue now maybe another Cback. Whilst Wenger was adamant that Sagna could fill admirably in the middle (and he is right), the Frenchman is better out right flank. I’m not sure we should bring anyone fresh in rather a seasoned campaigner may be the best bet. Wenger tried to bring in Silvestre and than Squillaci both of whom never worked out (and were in hindsight ill advised at best…if he ever takes advise)

    Maybe dare I say Djourou? Is he still on the books? Out on loan I believe.

    Whatever may be, unless Koscielny is closer to return than we think, this will be an issue coming up.

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  78. It’s gonna be like

    ABC ….and a ..1,2,3

    Not AVB who got sacked by L E V

    And who the hell is Chris Ramsey LOL

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  79. Unless you wanna be delusional. We all know it’s the end of the road.

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