Date:Tuesday March 11 2014
In 1989 Arsenal went into a game that needed to see the Gunners win by two clear goals, at a place where teams just didn`t win by two clear goals, to secure the most dramatic league title in football history.
Arsene Wenger`s Arsenal need to at least emulate that result tonight to have even the slightest possible chance of qualifying for the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Yes I realise I could have just referred to this exact fixture from last season as a frame of reference, but it wouldn`t have been half as dramatic!
However considering both those results it`s a timely reminder that things don`t always go the way people expect and with the right application anything can happen in a football match.
Arsenal vice-captain, Mikel Arteta wants the Gunners to invoke the spirit of `89 (yes yes, and of 2013) to try and upset the reigning European Champions in Germany tonight.
"Last year`s [win over Bayern] does create more belief that the result is possible," Arteta said on Arsenal.com.
"It is vital that we score a goal. Obviously [if we do] the game changes and the psychological game starts and that is where we could have an advantage."
"It is a tough place to come but we believe and we have been fighting the whole season to be in the Champions League and we don`t want to throw it away."
"We will do our maximum to make it as difficult as we can and of course you can win any game 2-0 and this is no different."
Date:Tuesday March 11 2014
Arsenal v Manchester United Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)
Giroud Back To Face Man Utd + Other Injury Updates (Thursday November 20 2014)
Wenger & Ozil Share a Mutual Trust (Wednesday November 19 2014)
Memories: Jens Lehmann (Wednesday November 19 2014)
Debuchy Looking For An Early Christmas Present (Wednesday November 19 2014)
Walcott Takes Positives From Sitting In The Stands (Wednesday November 19 2014)
On Adding The Science To Sanchez Magic (Sunday November 16 2014)
Yet Another International Thread (Wednesday November 12 2014)
Football Aid 2015 - Play at The Emirates! (Monday November 10 2014)
Arsenal's Perfect Swan Dive (Sunday November 9 2014)
|3. Man City||11||6||3||2||10||21|
|4. West Ham||11||5||3||3||5||18|
|7. Man Utd||11||4||4||3||3||16|
|Everton V West Ham Match Preview
» Everton : 22/11/2014 01:32:00
|Campbell Joins Hartlepool
» Newcastle : 21/11/2014 23:41:00
|Lawro Predicts Thrashing Win For Manchester City
» Swansea : 21/11/2014 21:01:00
|Pre-Match News amp; Stats: Man City vs Swansea City
» Swansea : 21/11/2014 20:52:00
|Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - Palace (Away)
» Liverpool : 21/11/2014 19:00:00