Arsenal welcome Bayern Munich to the Emirates in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

You can find out more about our opponents below.

Bayern Munich
Full name: FC Bayern München
Manager: Jupp Heynckes
Club colours: Red shirts, red shorts, red socks
Nickname(s):Die Bayern, FCB



Three facts about Bayern Munich:

  • They have won the European Cup on four occasions
  • Pope Benedict XVI supports the club
  • Manager Jupp Heynckes won the 1974 World Cup with West Germany

Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern Munich
STAR MAN
Bastian Schweinsteiger
The 28-year-old, formerly a winger, has been transformed into one of the best central midfielders in world football. Blessed with vision, guile and a fearsome shot, the experienced German international will need to be closed down quickly in midfield.

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