Arsenal may struggle to find the net as the German league leaders have an unbelievable defensive record this season.
Bayern Munich appear to be unstoppable at the moment, scoring a huge amount of goals, whilst conceding next to nothing.
In fact, in their last 13 matches in all competitions, Bayern have conceded just three goals and kept 11 clean-sheets.
The free-kick that Wolsburg midfielder Diego sent at Manuel Neuer’s goal last Friday, was the first effort at Bayern’s goal on target, for over four-and-a-half hours of football. The ‘keeper is clearly not troubled at having nothing to do.
“The secret is that we defend really well as a team”, Neuer was quoted in the Mirror.
There have been a few games when I haven’t needed to have a shower.”
Arsenal may have felt they have the advantage by playing at the Emirate’s Stadium, but worryingly for them, the Germans have a better defensive record away from home. The Bavarians haven’t conceded a goal in their last five away fixtures in the Bundesliga, but scored 11.
Bayern, unlike Arsenal, are dominating in their domestic league, already 15 points ahead of second-placed Borrussia Dortmund and having lost just once. Their incredible plus 50 goal can be largely attributed by their disciplined defence – which has shipped just seven goals in 22 league matches.
The league-leaders have a squad that includes defensive talents such as Phillip Lahm, Daniel van Buyten, Rafinha and rising star Dante – who is actually 29-years-old, but has only recently been noted as a world-class defender and earned his first Brazil cap in this month’s friendly against England.
Bayern are also on an unbeaten run that stretches back to 28 October, when they lost their only Bundesliga game of the season to Bayer Leverkusen.
The statistics suggest Arsenal could really struggle against a European side at the top of their game.