The Frenchman insists history is on the Gunners’ side as they look to claw their way back into the tie and he also confirmed Laurent Koscielny will return to the squad on Tuesday
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is confident his side can overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller gave Pep Guardiola’s side the advantage ahead of Tuesday’s second-leg at the Allianz Arena.
However, Wenger is confident his side can turn the tie around, and pointed to their recent results in Europe as evidence of his claims.
“The way to win is to produce a top-level performance and turn up with quality and belief,” he told reporters.
“History is important in our belief. We know we can do it, because we have already done it. It is a possible task, that is the most important thing. My team has quality and ambition.
“We know that we have to attack, but we also know we have to defend. We must find the right balance. The statistics are against us, but we have won 5-1 at Inter, we have won everywhere in Europe.”
Arsenal will be without first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the clash after he was sent off at the Emirates, with Wenger revealing Kieran Gibbs would also be missing – although Laurent Koscielny is back in the squad.
“I hope tomorrow we get a fair chance to play 11 v 11 men until the end,” he added.
“We have had a few good nights in Europe but [if we win tomorrow] it would be absolutely great. When you come to this stadium, you don’t need anything else. Your motivation levels are already very high.
“We scored two late goals against Everton, so we do not need to be nervous or impatient.”