Which of the Germans will get the upper hand tonight…?
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If Arsenal are to have any chance of securing a historic result in the Champions League against Bayern this evening, they’ll have to win most of these five key battles we’ve outlined…
5) Arjen Robben v Kieran Gibbs
Gibbs faces the unenviable task of coming up against one of the most devastating wingers in world football tonight…
Robben is lightning fast, and can either cut in on his left boot or take his fullback down the outside. Gibbs should be wary about showing Robben infield, as the Dutchman can shoot on goal with his left, or slide intricate through balls to his excellent teammates.
While Gibbs will have to be cautious of all the many ways Robben can hurt him, he has to try and get forward himself up the left, because his side need to score at least twice to have chance of progression.