France attacker says the Gunners can qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Arsenal front man Olivier Giroud believes that the North Londoners can overcome Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 clash at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night but said that the visitors need to score first.
Arsene Wenger’s men trail the Bavarians 3-1 from last month’s first leg at the Emirates Stadium and know that they have to score at least twice in Munich to stand any chance of making it through to the last eight of Europe’s premier club competition.
However, the France international striker says that the Gunners can pull off a miracle result.
“We need to score an early goal,” Giroud told German magazine Kicker.
“In football you never know. We need to believe and stay focused.
“But we need to correct our bad defensive behaviour as well.”
The home side, who are an enormous 20 points ahead of champions Borussia Dortmund in the German standings, will be without both the injured Franck Ribery and the suspended Bastian Schweinsteiger for the return leg, although former Chelsea star Arjen Robben should be fit to start.
The Gunners will be without young playmaker Jack Wilshere, who is recuperating in Dubai after bruising his right ankle.