Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry believes The Gunners can defy the odds by beating Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

For the 100000000000000th time, The North London club, despite finishing top of their group, were drawn against the Bundesliga giants. Bayern have met Arsenal  in the knock-out stages of the Champions League three times and have progressed on all three occasions.

Henry, Arsenal record goalscorer however believes this time can be different, urging the club to take a cue from Arsenal’s Champions League run of 2005/06 season.

“I remember when we drew Real Madrid the year we went to the final in 2006 with Arsenal, I remember people were like, ‘it’s over for Arsenal’,” Henry said on Sky Sports.

“And I remember [the] guys there [at Madrid] going, ‘it’s a good draw, we’re happy’ – they finished second, we finished first in our group. We were the so-called first team that everybody wanted to play. But we managed to reach the final and we beat Real Madrid.

“If I was a player now I would take that as a challenge. People think we can’t beat them, we played them before, we lost against them.

“If you want to win the Champions League, at one point you’re going to have to play against Bayern Munich, you’ll have to play Barcelona, you’ll have to play Real Madrid … why not now?”

You’re right, Henry. This time will be different!


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