Lukasz Fabianski has called on Arsenal to use their performance in Munich as a springboard for the rest of the season - just as they did last year.
A 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena in March 2013 sparked a run of eight wins and two draws in the Premier League that saw the Gunners leapfrog Tottenham and claim a top-four finish against the odds.
Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Bayern was not enough to extend Arsenal's latest Champions League campaign but Fabianski, who saved a late penalty from Thomas Muller, says it should give them a timely lift.
We are still competing for the title, we are still competing for the FA Cup so hopefully it will give us a massive boost for the rest of the season
"Hopefully it will give us the same as it gave us last season where we went on a really good run," he told Arsenal Player. "We are still competing for the title, we are still competing for the FA Cup so hopefully it will give us a massive boost for the rest of the season.
"I think [the confidence from this performance] is crucial for every player. All the players were disappointed we couldn't get the result we wanted but on the other hand they didn't beat us.
"Maybe the first half was more for them but the second half I think they had chances, we had chances and it was more open. I think you could see they were nervous until the last few minutes of the game so you can see that we showed our pride. We are looking forward to the final games of the season.
"I think we're a better side this year," Fabianski added. "We know the story of the first game and we know that if the red card hadn't been awarded then who knows what would have happened? I think the story could be totally different.
"Bayern didn't have a lot of chances, they just had a lot of possession but didn't create a lot and maybe had two shots on target. So I think we have improved for sure as a team and as a club."Copyright 2014 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 12 Mar 2014