Arsenal v Bayern Munich factfile

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 22:28

London: Factfile on Arsenal and holders Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League last 16, first leg tie between the clubs on Wednesday:

Form: The reigning European champions are fancied by many to become the first club to successfully defend the trophy in the Champions League era. Pep Guardiola`s team have won 18 of 19 games since early October, the exception being an ultimately inconsequential 3-2 home defeat to Manchester City in the group stage. Arsenal, meanwhile, have seen their Premier League title challenge falter with just one win in their last four outings and have not progressed beyond the last 16 in any of the last three seasons, losing to Bayern at this stage 12 months ago.
Coaches:

Arsenal - Arsene Wenger (FRA) age -- 64

Bayern Munich - Pep Guardiola (ESP) age – 43

Leading scorers in all competitions:

Arsenal - Olivier Giroud (14 goals)

Bayern Munich - Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Mueller (17 goals)
Domestic league performance:

Arsenal - Second in Premier League, one point behind leaders Chelsea

Bayern Munich - Top of the Bundesliga, unbeaten and 16 points clear of Bayer Leverkusen
Group stage performances:

Arsenal - second in Group F behind Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich - winners of Group D ahead of Manchester City
European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Arsenal - runners-up 2005/06

Bayern Munich - winners 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013
Other honours:

Arsenal - 13 x English champions, 10 x FA Cup winners, 2 x League Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners` Cup winners, 1 x InterCities Fairs Cup winners

Bayern Munich - 23 x German champions, 16 x German Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners` Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners, 1 x Club World Cup winners, 2 x Intercontinental Cup winners
Previous meetings: Bayern won on away goals after the sides drew 3-3 on aggregate at the same stage last season. The Germans also won 3-2 on aggregate in the 2004/05 last 16 and won 1-0 at home, and drew 2-2 in London, in the second group stage in 2000/01

AFP

First Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 22:28

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