Ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Bavaria, Pep Guardiola will be the happier of the two managers as his injury issues seem to be sorting themselves out, while Wenger’s woes continue on that front. While Ribery and Gotze are still sidelined, Muller and Thiago could make a return to the starting eleven for Bayern Munich.


Pep Guardiola will name an unchanged lineup from the last two games, as Bayern Munich are the happier of the two teams in terms of availability of players.

Franck Ribery, Mario Gotze and Sebastian Rode are all sidelined with injuries, but several other players are back in the squad for the home side, as Arjen Robben and Javi Martinez started Fridaya s draw with Frankfurt while Medhi Benatia was an unused substitute.

Lahm confident of winning

Other team news positives for Bayern Munich include David Alaba, Thomas MA?ller and Thiago returning to the starting line-up, but skipper Philipp Lahm insists that the player are confident regardless of who ultimately plays.

“We don’t need to spur ourselves on. We’ll be playing at home in front of a capacity crowd, and we want to win. It’s the Champions League, so if you’re not up for it you’re out of place!a , Lahm is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Bayern eye top spot

The Germans had no problems in qualifying for the knockout stage in their last two seasons, but now find themselves in a dicey position as a loss tonight would put them in a difficult situation.

However, Pep Guardiola would be eyeing top spot, and it makes for an exciting contest as both teams will be going for the win.