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The key for me in this one is whether or not Arsenal can grab an early goal.
Like we saw with Barcelona against AC Milan, snaring that early goal and giving a team the belief that they can indeed come back from the brink of defeat is invaluable; such a scenario could completely change the context of this game. If for nothing else than it would force Bayern to work for the win, which, with a two-goal advantage at home, they probably shouldn't have to do.
Arsenal have been guilty all year of squandering good goalscoring chances and ruining nice build-up play with poor finishes. If they do that again here, their Champions League dream is as good as over, but if not, then we may well have a game on our hands after all.
The Gunners showed in the first leg that they thrive on confidence and can challenge any team in world football when they've got it.
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Even Bayern Munich.
Having said all of that, it's hard to see arguably the most dominant and clinical team in world football not scoring at all in this one. Especially given their home-ground advantage and the fact that they're the highest-scoring team in the 2013 Champions League so far.
Arsenal don't seem to have the defensive pieces on hand to stop Bayern from netting here, so even if the Gunners do find the back of the net (which I believe they will), I can't see it being anything more than a delay of the inevitable. Bayern are simply too strong right across the pitch to be beaten like this, and they'll book their spot in the European quarter-finals as a result
A mini-victory for Arsenal on the night, perhaps, but in reality, too little too late for the London club.