Bayern Munich v Arsenal - JG Preview

Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott

Arsenal take to the field at Allianz Arena on Wednesday attempting to overturn a 3-1 deficit in their last-16 tie against German giants Bayern Munich.

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
  • Recently-retired Pope Benedict XVI supports the club
  • Manager Jupp Heynckes won the 1974 World Cup with West Germany


Mario Mandzukic Bayern MunichSTAR MAN
Mario Mandzukic
Signed from VfL Wolfsburg last summer, Mandzukic has impressed many since joining Bayern, and has scored 15 goals in the Bundesliga since start of the season. The Croatian forward impressed at EURO 2012 and was named Croatian Footballer of the Year thanks in part to his exploits in Poland and Ukraine. Dangerous in front of goal, the 26-year-old was on target in Jupp Heynckes' side victory at the Emirates in February. Arsenal's defenders will have to work hard to ensure he is kept quiet on Wednesday evening.