The Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, who rarely speaks out publicly nowadays, has been assessing Arsenal’s chances of getting through the first knockout stage of the Champions League against Bayern Munich, and the Belgian says that Arsenal only need a bit of luck and “a good day” to beat the Germans.
“It’s a tough one but we knew before that it doesn’t matter who we drew, it will always be a tough one, especially in the Champions League,” Vermaelen said.
“You play against the best teams in Europe. I think it will be a nice game. Bayern Munich are doing well in the German league. They are in first spot so it won’t be easy but I’m looking forward to the game.
“There’s less than two months to go until the first game so a lot of things can happen with the team, positively and negatively. We’ll see at that time how it goes. I’m confident we can get the result if we have a good day.
“Most of the time in the Premier League, the one that’s the most consistent wins the league. The Champions League is a tournament. Anything can happen.
“It’s only about two games, one an away game. You need a bit of luck in the tournament as well so we’ll see how far we can get.”
There are more than two months to go before the first leg, and we all know that Arsenal can easily turn from easy pushovers to world-beaters at any time of a season. Let’s just hope that Wenger can work his miracles once again!