The Catalan coach has
suggested a pointless start to
their Champions League
campaign gives the Gunners
the edge over the German
champions
Pep Guardiola thinks the
necessity for Arsenal to defeat
Bayern Munich will give them
the upper hand in their
Champions League clash.

Arsene Wenger’s men
suffered a 2-1 defeat to
Dinamo Zagreb in their
opening fixture before going
down 3-2 at home to
Olympiacos, while the
Bavarian giants lead the way
in Group F with maximum
points.

The Spaniard thinks the
increased pressure on Arsenal
will aid them as they have no
option but to put in their best
performance.

“In this situation, they have
the advantage. They have to
win. That means they’ll try to
put in a perfect performance,”
Guardiola said on Monday.

“We must fight against it. We
have to play very intelligently.
For me, it doesn’t matter they
still have no points.

“When I analyse a team I
never look at a table, I don’t
care about that. I have to
analyse them like they have six
points.

“They have great technical
qualities; they are very difficult
to play against.”

Bayern were hopeful Kingsley
Coman would be fit to feature
at the Emirates Stadium as he
travelled with the squad
despite picking up a thigh
injury while representing
France Under-21s.

However, Guardiola has
suggested the Frenchman and
Douglas Costa, who was
rested for the 1-0 win over
Werder Bremen on Saturday,
may not be ready for Tuesday.

“The injured [players] have
not trained in the last two
days,” he added. “Costa is a bit
better; Coman probably needs
a little more time. Tomorrow
at noon we will decide on
their roles.”

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