“I would sign to take a point but to sit off Bayern with their offensive quality would be difficult to maintain for 90 minutes. We have to relieve the pressure and try to score goals”.
Munich : Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Monday that his side would do well to take a point from their Champions League second leg clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Arsenal have kept their hopes alive of making it to the knockout rounds of the league with a 2-0 victory over Bayern in the first-leg at London. But Wenger believes that the German outfit will always be a threat and playing defensively against such a top quality side can have disastrous consequences. “I would sign today to take a point but to sit off Bayern,” the Arsenal manager was quoted as saying by goal.com. “But with their offensive quality, that would be difficult to maintain for 90 minutes. We have to relieve the pressure whenever we can and try to score goals. That is the structure of our team, to attack. If we set out our players only to defend then I don’t think we’ll be so efficient. We have to play every time we can.”
Arsenal have been quite impressive in the English Premier League this season too with five wins from their last six matches. Their last win came against Swansea City, a 3-0 triumph on Saturday. “It was impressive because if you look at our away results since the start of the season, we have won at Crystal Palace and Watford, at Newcastle and at Swansea,” he said. “So it looks like the team has stabilised and is growing as a unit. So let’s grow even more. “We are certainly more stable defensively but that is from the start of January. If you look at the points we have taken from January 1, we have taken more points than anyone else.”