Champions League 2004/2005 Wed 09 Mar Arsenal 1 – 0 Bayern Munich
Champions League 2004/2005 Tue 22 Feb Bayern Munich 3 – 1 Arsenal
Champions League 2000/2001 Wed 14 Mar Bayern Munich 1 – 0 Arsenal
Champions League 2000/2001 Tue 05 Dec Arsenal 2 – 2 Bayern Munich
Arsenal and Bayern Munich have met four times before in the Champions League, with the Bavarians winning twice, Arsenal one and the other being a draw.
Their last encounter dates back to the 2004/05 Champions League last 16 when Bayern won 3-2 on aggregate.
The Gunnes have only lost two of their 17 knockout games at home in the Champions League (v Chelsea in April 2004 & v Manchester Utd in May 2009). However Wenger’s side are under scrutiny at present after the embarrassing FA Cup elimination at the hands of Championship side Blackburn.
Arsenal have won six of their last seven home Champions League games against German opposition, the only defeat coming against Schalke in this season’s group stages.
Bayern Munich have lost on each of their last four trips to England in the Champions League. The Bundesliga side’s last win in England dates back to April 2001 at Old Trafford in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Bayern Munich have scored in each of their last 12 Champions League games, the last team to stop them from netting being Basel in February 2012.
Domestically they have conceded only seven goals, where as the Gunners have had a massive 29 goals against.
Arsenal had the fewest shots in this season’s group stages among the 16 teams qualified for the knockout phase (47). However, they were the most efficient, scoring every 4.7 shots.
Bayern Munich conceded the fewest shots on target in the group stages (17).
Bayern Munich had more shots on target from outside the box than any other team in the group stages (17).
Bayern Munich had the most goalscorers in this season’s group stages (9).
Olivier Giroud has delivered four assists in the group stages of the Champions League this season, only Ibrahimovic has more (5).
Lukas Podolski has scored three goals from three shots on target in the Champions League this season.
Bayern boast two big name strikers: Mario Gomez who has scored 25 goals in 26 Champions League starts and Mario Mandzukic who has netted 15 times domestically and is joint first for the Bundesliga golden boot.
Arsenal 1 Bayern Munich 2
Note: Stats from opta/Uk Eurosport