Arsenal vs Bayern Munich: Massive task ahead in the wake of Blackburn loss [Match Preview]

Arsenal v Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League
Emirates Stadium
Kick off: February 19, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
With Arsenal bowing out of the FA Cup last weekend, the UEFA Champions League remains the Gunners only hope of silverware this season and a slender hope at that. The Gunners face the extremely difficult task of overhauling a talented Bayern side at home with a defence hampered by injury.
It is fair to say that Arsenal go into this tie as underdogs. Bayern have started the year in emphatic form conceding no goals and consequently winning five from five matches. Given both teams form, it would be fair to say that possession will be relinquished to the Germans in favour of a counter-attacking football with the likes of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski on the flanks. It remains to be s...

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