Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will go on attack against Bayern Munich
By Michael Cantillon
Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal need to attack Bayern Munich at the Emirates tomorrow night if they are to have any chance of progression in the Champions League.
Wenger accepts the Gunners are in a perilous position after suffering shock defeats against Dynamo Kiev and Olympiakos in their two matches in the competition.
He said: “We feel a bit that the pain inflicted [in Europe] was a bit by ourselves, maybe subconsciously we thought, ‘Anyway we will win these’. Now to correct that we need a great performance.”
Wenger is pleased with his side’s condition going into the fixture following consecutive 3-0 Premier League victories over Manchester United and Watford.
“It is a perfect run in our Premier League and also perfect preparation for the Bayern game because we had no injuries and got the three points,” he said.
“We are now in a position where we can really focus and give everything on Tuesday night.”
When asked how he would approach the game, Wenger was adamant about the need to really attack and go for goals.
He said: “I will have to see how we prepare for this game now and decide what we really want to do.
“The confidence level is there, the required result is there as well, because we know exactly what is needed – a 0-0 is not even a good result. To score goals, we have to attack.
“To be 3-0 up in 20 minutes as we were against Manchester United would be ideal but we did not plan that. What we want to do is play up to our level, because that will be needed – we play against a big team.”