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Arteta - We must force Bayern errors

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's performance at the start of their last home game against Bayern Munich should be the blueprint for Tuesday night's Champions League clash.

Arsene Wenger's side began their February 2014 last-16 home leg in encouraging fashion, winning - and subsequently missing - a penalty during a captivating first 20 minutes.

Arteta says replicating that energetic start will give Arsenal the best opportunity of securing an important victory.

 

 

"I think it was a great start," he told Arsenal Player. "I remember Yaya Sanogo played up front and he caused them big problems because they played with a high line and every time we were managing to play the ball behind them and they suffered.

"After missing the penalty and getting Wojciech Szczesny sent off it was a very different story.

"You need a big discipline [to beat Bayern]," added Arteta. "The way they share the space, the way they play, they make it really difficult for you because they really stretch you.

"They want to play in your half and every time you win the ball back, they’re at your feet and make it hard to come out.

"We need to do the opposite - we need to play in their half, press them and make them make mistakes. From there, we have players up front that can cause them damage."

 

13/14: Arsenal 0-2 Bayern Munich - Mesut Ozil

 

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