Arsenal can beat Bayern, Gunners star claims

Arsenal can beat Bayern Munich if they play like they did recently against Manchester United, Theo Walcott believes.

The Gunners are up against it after losing their first two Champions League fixtures against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos, with back-to-back games against the Bundesliga powerhouses set to decide their fate.

With the first meeting against Pep Guardiola’s team in midweek, Walcott has stated that he believes the English side can end up on the right side of the scoreline.

“Playing against Bayern and their quality is of course going to be a challenge for us, but we are at home with our support and we need a similar sort of performance like we had against Manchester United,” the England international is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

“We know we can beat anyone and we’re going to be completely ready for this one.

“We need to move on from the first couple of results in the Champions League. We know we are capable of getting results against Bayern and we want to put things right.

“Looking at our last Premier League home match against United, the intensity of our game was different to what it was like against Olympiakos in the Champions League.

“We want put it right and we just need to work hard – that is what it comes down to. If everyone is doing their job on the day it is difficult to beat us.”

Arsenal continued their recent good form with a 3-0 win over Watford yesterday, which keeps them right in the hunt for the Premier League title.

Walcott started the clash at Vicarage Road and has cemented his place as Arsene Wenger’s preferred option in attack for the North London club.

Gunners fans were enraged with a defeat on home soil against Olympiakos in their last European fixture and will now that there is little room for error against Bayern.

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