Arsenal’s English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is congratulated by teammates after his shot deflects off Newcastle United’s Argentinian defender Fabricio Coloccini (not pictured) for Arsenal’s opening goal in the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England, on August 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has declared that the Gunners will not sit back against Bayern Munich when they face the Bundesliga champions at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League on Wednesday as they are prepared to attack from the blast of the referee’s whistle.
Arsene Wenger’s side defeated the Bavarians 2-0 on October 20 to reignite their European campaign after previously losing to both Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos and Gabriel believes the gunners are well capable of securing a precious away win.
“When we play away, we also have to have a slightly different outlook, but that does not mean that we will spend the whole game defending,” the Daily Mail quotes the Brazilian as saying.
“We are a big team, we are Arsenal and we need to attack because we need the result, but we need to attack with intelligence and make sure that we do not suffer a defeat and complicate our situation for the rest of our competition. Everything is possible in football.
“We know the difficulties that we are going to find. Bayern are an excellent team playing at home with the fans on their side, so it will be a big challenge. If we are as determined as we have been over the last few years, I believe that we can go there and get a great result.”
Arsenal are currently bottom of Group F with just three points after three matches but a win will take them level on point with leaders Bayern Munich.