Arsenal Prepares For Bayern Showdown

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Updated February 19, 2013

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his side to forget their FA cup loss to second-tier Blackburn Rovers and concentrate on a 16 first-leg tie against runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich today at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal were booed off after the 1-nil 5th round home defeat by Blackburn, completing a cup exit double at the hands of lower league opposition, after a shock capital one quarter-final loss to fourth-tier Bradford.

Out of contention in the Premier League and with only a Champions League place to play for, Wenger says they need a big performance against Bayern.

Arsenal has lost in the last two seasons and are faced with a Bayern side cruising towards the Bundesliga title having won 18 of 22 league games.