Arsenal still have 100% chance of Bayern upset: Oxlade-Chamberlain
On eve of second leg clash against champions Bayern Munich, Arsenal striker Oxlade-Chamberlain believes Gunners can upset formbook in Champions League
London: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says Bayern Munich know Arsenal are not out of their Champions League Last 16 tie despite a 0-2 first leg deficit.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Pic/AFP.
Bayern hold a two-goal advantage going into the second leg after winning 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. But Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the Gunners have a “100 per cent” chance of turning the tie around, and can take confidence from their victory at the Allianz Arena last season.
“Last season we went there 1-3 down and everyone wrote us off but we managed to get a good 2-0 win there,” he told the club’s official website. “We’ll be feeling we can take something from that and in football a lot of things can happen. There is a 100 per cent chance we can do it. We are a top side, they will know the job’s not done and we know the job’s not done.”
Striker Olivier Giroud meanwhile urged Arsenal to believe in themselves. Giroud said: “Hopefully we can keep a clean sheet first because we need to keep our goal clean and maybe if we score early, why not? We have a good chance if we believe in our quality, and if we put the same commitment in (as against Everton) and the same determination I think we have a good chance.
. Bayern have a two-goal advantage from first leg
. Arsenal had won 2-0 in Germany last season
. Gunners can take confidence from Saturday’s Everton win
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. Bayern have not lost a home game in the Bundesliga since Oct 28, 2012, when they were beaten 1-2 by Bayer Leverkusen. In the process, they have scored 78 goals and conceded just 11.
. Bayern have set a new Bundesliga record by going 49 games unbeaten, surpassing the previous record held by Hamburg which stood at 36 games.
. They have scored at least once in their last 61 Bundesliga matches.
. They are also on a run of 30 away games without losing.
. Bayern have not lost any of their last 45 Bundesliga games with Manuel Neuer in goal. Franck Ribery holds the same record of 45 Bundesliga games in a row without losing.
. Neuer has conceded only twice in 2014.
. Their last two defeats in all competitions were against English opposition — to Arsenal last season and Manchester City in the Champions League group stage this season.
. Their Champions League record 10-game winning streak was ended by Man City in the final group game this season.
. Only once all season have Bayern conceded two goals in a Bundesliga home match — in a 3-2 win over Hertha Berlin on October 26, 2013.
-- PA Sport