Parlour reckons Arsenal could get demolished by brilliant Bayern…
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Ex-Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour has not given his former club a vote of confidence before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, ITV Sport reports.
Arsene Wenger’s side are 2-0 down after the first leg at the Emirates, and travel to Germany for the away leg as heavy, heavy underdogs.
Despite the fact Arsenal won 2-0 away at Bayern last season, Parlour just wants the Gunners to avoid embarrassment.
“I just hope they can make a game of it. If they do score early, Bayern Munich, the last 70, 80 minutes is probably not worth watching,” said the midfielder, who was affectionately known as ‘The Romford Pele’, during his stint at the north London giants.
“If Arsenal can get the first goal it will put pressure on Bayern Munich,” Parlour continued.
“But I don’t think it will be a game where Bayern Munich sit back. I think they will come out and have a go at Arsenal and try to get the first goal, because it is game over if they do.
“It’s very important that first goal and you never know, but I can’t see Bayern Munich making the same mistake again (with a slow start) in the second leg.”
To be fair, Parlour may just have a point…
Pep Guardiola’s side have won their past 13 matches, scoring 41 times and conceding just the four!