ARSENAL HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OVER BAYERN - GUARDIOLA
The Catalan coach has suggested a pointless
start to their Champions League campaign gives
the Gunners the edge over the German
Pep Guardiola thinks the necessity for Arsenal
to defeat Bayern Munich will give them the
upper hand in their Champions League clash.
Arsene Wenger's men suffered a 2-1 defeat to
Dinamo Zagreb in their opening fixture before
going down 3-2 at home to Olympiacos, while
the Bavarian giants lead the way in Group F with
The Spaniard thinks the increased pressure on
Arsenal will aid them as they have no option but
to put in their best performance.
"In this situation, they have the advantage. They
have to win. That means they'll try to put in a
perfect performance," Guardiola said on
"We must fight against it. We have to play very
intelligently. For me, it doesn't matter they still
have no points.
"When I analyse a team I never look at a table, I
don't care about that. I have to analyse them
like they have six points.
"They have great technical qualities; they are
very difficult to play against."
Bayern were hopeful Kingsley Coman would be
fit to feature at the Emirates Stadium as he
travelled with the squad despite picking up a
thigh injury while representing France
However, Guardiola has suggested the
Frenchman and Douglas Costa, who was rested
for the 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on
Saturday, may not be ready for Tuesday.
"The injured [players] have not trained in the
last two days," he added. "Costa is a bit better;
Coman probably needs a little more time.
Tomorrow at noon we will decide on their
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