Arsenal star confident of Champions League shock

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini believes that his side can pull off one of the shocks of the season by beating Bayern Munich over two legs in their imminent Champions League clash.

The Gunners are set to face the defending continental champions in the first of their double header with them this week, with few predicting that they can beat the German giants.

Arsenal were knocked out by Bayern last season on away goals at the same stage of the tournament, yet a new look Bundesliga side awaits them this term.

Bayern are now coached by Pep Guardiola and have been playing some of the very best football in Europe this season with a star-studded squad.

Arsenal meanwhile have been stuttering of late, with poor results having seen them slip from the summit of the Premier League.

But Flamini says that the Londoners are “ambitious” and are confident of knocking out their illustrious opponents:

“We know it won’t be an easy game because Bayern are a very strong team, but we are Arsenal, we have big ambitions,” he told the London Evening Standard.

“If we want to qualify, we have to get a good result against Bayern.

“What I will say about this season is that I see a great commitment, I see everyone working very hard on the pitch and helping each other.

“This year, Arsenal have a lot of ambition and are fighting for the league title. We have qualified in the FA Cup and we will do everything to qualify in the Champions League.

“We know it will be a difficult game and now it is important to recover very well because we had so many games. Today, we will start thinking about Bayern.”

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