Arsène Wenger believes that beating Bayern Munich would see his Arsenal side become a “completely different animal”.

The Gunners trail the Bundesliga leaders 3-1 on aggregate ahead of Wednesday night’s second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.

While the Frenchman accepts they face a tough task at the Allianz Arena, he insists a surprise victory could have far-reaching consequences for his team.

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“I have great belief in the quality of my players,” Wenger said. “When I look individually at this team, they have a fantastic attitude.

“We are in the opposite situation to Bayern a little bit. I am convinced that if this team can find a big game, with a big win, you will see a completely different animal.

“This season we have fought to find that in the big games and we have another opportunity on Wednesday night and I hope the team takes this chance.

“I have a great respect for this team and its attitude and they have not been rewarded yet. It is important for the end to our season that we do it.”

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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 12 Mar 2013