Mikel Arteta says the first goal could prey on Bayern Munich's minds on Tuesday night - provided Arsenal score it.
Arsène Wenger's side take on the European champions at the Allianz Arena knowing that a two-goal win would take them into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
That scoreline is exactly what Arsenal delivered on their last visit to Munich last March and Arteta believes attack-minded Bayern could struggle if they concede first.
"I'm sure the first thing their manager is going to do is show them the video of last year and warn them," Arteta told Arsenal Player.
I don't think they're going to sit there waiting for us, they're going to attack with a number of players up front
"Psychologically it's tricky, those ties are really tricky because if we're able to score one goal then psychologically it becomes a mind game. We can take advantage of that so we want to put the game in our favour as soon as we can and if we're able to do that the game is on.
"I think that we have very similar ways to play. We both like to dictate the game, to have the ball and Bayern I don't think know how to play a different way.
"I don't think they're going to sit there waiting for us, they're going to attack with a number of players up front. We need to try and do our best in attack because we have some really good players."
The Champions League has eluded Arsenal so far - despite a final appearance in 2006 - and Arteta wants to make history this season.
"For me it's extra special, and not just for myself," he said. "As a group last year we fought really, really hard to get that fourth spot and we showed that at the end. We don't want to throw it away.
"It's very complicated what we have in front of us [in Munich]. But that's very good as well because it brings everyone's attitude and desire even higher so let's go and try to do it."Copyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source