Gervinho has urged his Arsenal team-mates to believe that “a miracle” could still happen when they face Bayern Munich.

The Gunners trail 3-1 from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against the Bundesliga leaders, and will play the return match on Wednesday.

Gervinho accepts it will be a tough task to progress, but insists the only chance they have of causing an upset is by heading to Germany in confident mood.

We scored at Emirates Stadium against them, and you just never know, a miracle can happen

“We know it is not going to be an easy match. It is not easy to come back from 3-1 against Bayern Munich,” he said.

“They are one of the best teams in the world with good players all over the pitch, so we are expecting a tough game, but we must remain confident.

“We scored at Emirates Stadium against them, and you just never know, a miracle can happen. If we score an early goal it will put them under pressure.

“We just need to keep positive and give everything we have. We all know anything can happen in football."

Gervinho insists that despite the size of their task, the entire Arsenal squad will fight until the very final whistle at the Allianz Arena.

“This is a completely new match,” he said. “We are only at half time in this tie, and we must go there with belief. The players will go and give absolutely everything. We have to believe in our talents.

“Personally, I still believe we can make it, I know it will be difficult, but I still believe in us. We are going through a tough period at the moment, but there is still a really good spirit with this group of players. Just because we lost the first match at Emirates Stadium, we will not give up.”

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 Rob Kelly 9 Mar 2013