Jack Wilshere: ‘Arsenal would take a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich’

Posted by - February 18, 2014 - All News, Arsenal, Champions League, Football videos, Germany

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he and his team-mates would be satisfied with a 0-0 draw at home to Bayern Munich tomorrow evening.

He suggested that the Gunners’ squad have become a bit more savvy about the dangers of of conceding at the Emirates after being knocked out by Bayern on away goals last season.

Wilshere said: “We’ve spoken about the importance of staying in the game. If it’s 0-0 at home we’ve still got a big chance to qualify.

“The away goal is massive in this competition, especially when it comes to these big games.

“We saw last year we went out on away goals so this year we’ve got to be a bit more intelligent and stay in the game.”

Manager Arsene Wenger is also wary of away goals, but says his side are determined to beat Bayern this time round.

He said: “Last year, I believe that we went out on the away goal basically. That shows you that first of all it’s important not to concede at home.

“I think we’re in much better mental shape today than we were one year ago because we lost against Blackburn in the FA Cup, which was a big disappointment for us.

“This time we won against Liverpool and we’re really determined to win this game.”

  • Ed

    Arsenal should give vermaelen some playing time as a defensive midfielder against bayern. He is good and can attack as well.

  • Paul b

    Once again the little shit Wilshire raises the white flag, if he is in the starting line-up, then we will lose, he has a habit of giving the ball away too much, no Ox and Poldoski starting proves Wenger will ruin things again,glad Arteta isn’t playing

  • George Subashi

    Bayern let you do 2 goals and you think you can repeat such things? Lol

  • steve

    i bet he would. To late now wilshire your out of the CL again,after an embarassing display that everybody saw…..TERRIBLE