Bayern Munich vs Arsenal: Watch how the German side has dominated the Gunners in Champions League
Bayern Munich host Arsenal in Wednesday's last 16, first leg, clash for the 11th time in the Champions League with the return leg in London on 7 March.
Munich: Bayern Munich host Arsenal in Wednesday's last 16, first leg, clash for the 11th time in the Champions League with the return leg in London on 7 March.
The Germans lead the series with five wins to the Gunners three victories and two draws. Bayern knocked the Gunners out of the last 16 in 2005, 2013 and 2014.
Arsenal want to break their last 16 curse having gone out of Europe at this stage in each of the last six seasons.
AFP Sport looks at Arsenal's ten previous meetings with Bayern:
Group Stages - 2015/16
1st leg - 20 October 2015
Arsenal 2 (Giroud 77, Ozil 90+4) Bayern Munich 0
2nd leg - 4 November 2015
Bayern Munich 5 (Lewandowski 10, Mueller 29, 89, Alaba 44, Robben 55) Arsenal 1 (Giroud 69)
The Gunners thought they had broken their Bayern curse after winning the first leg in London.
In a commanding second-half display, Oliver Giroud gave them the lead before Mesut Ozil added a late second to earn a 2-0 win, but Bayern extracted revenge in Munich.
They tore up the Gunners' quarter-final dreams with a 5-1 win as Germany forward Thomas Mueller scoring twice after Robert Lewandowski gave the hosts an early lead at the Allianz Arena.
Only Petr Cech's saves prevented a higher scoreline in Arsenal's joint record away defeat in Europe.
Bayern won the group and reached the semi-finals, while Barcelona knocked out the Gunners, who were second in the group, in the last 16.
Last 16 - 2013/14
Bayern win 3-1 on aggregate
1st leg - 19 February 2014
Arsenal 0 Bayern Munich 2 (Kroos 54, Mueller 88)
2nd leg - 11 March 2014
Bayern Munich 1 (Schweinsteiger 55) Arsenal 1 (Podolski 57)
Then-holders Bayern floored the Gunners in a dominant display in the first-leg at the Emirates Stadium with Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller providing the goals.
Bastian Schweinsteiger gave the Bavarians the lead in the return leg in Munich, but Lukas Podolski equalised against his old club.
Bayern were beaten by eventual winners Real Madrid in the semi-finals and were hammered 4-0 in Munich -- still their record home defeat in Europe -- having lost 1-0 away.
Last 16 - 2012/13
Bayern win on away goals – 3-3 on aggregate
1st leg - 19 February 2013
Arsenal 1 (Podolski 55) Bayern Munich 3 (Kroos 7, Mueller 21, Mandzukic 77)
2nd leg - March 13 2013
Bayern Munich 0 Arsenal 2 (Giroud 3, Koscielny 86)
Kroos and Mueller netted again in London, this time with first-half goals, as Bayern again dominated Arsenal in the away first-leg.
Lukas Podolski pulled a goal back at the start of the second half, but Mario Mandzukic added a late third in Bayern's 3-1 win.
Arsenal refused to lie down and despite facing an uphill battle, managed a 2-0 win in Munich, but bowed out on away goals as Bayern went on to best Dortmund in the final.
Last 16 - 2004/05
Bayern win 3-2 on aggregate
1st leg - 22 February 2005
Bayern Munich 3 (Pizarro 4, 58, Salihamidzic 65) Arsenal 1 (Toure 88)
2nd leg - 9 March 2005
Arsenal 1 (Henry 66) Bayern Munich 0
Claudio Pizarro's goals in either half meant Bayern took a commanding lead to the Emirates.
The Germans take control of the second leg in London by muzzling the Gunners' star forwards Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
Henry found a gap to score in the 66th-minute, but Bayern's iron-clad defence holds out to go through where the Bavarians are beaten in the next round by Chelsea.
Second group stage - 2000/01
1st leg - 5 December 2000
Arsenal 2 (Henry 3, Kanu 54) Bayern Munich 2 (Tarnat 56, Scholl 66)
2nd leg - March 14 2001
Bayern Munich 1 (Elber 10) Arsenal 0
Goals by Thierry Henry and Nwankwo Kanu put Arsenal 2-0 up early in the second-half at Highbury before Bayern fought back through Michael Tarnat and Mehmet Scholl.
Bayern won the return in Munich after Brazil striker Giovane Elber netted early on.
The Germans lifted the trophy, beating Valencia 5-4 on penalties after it finished 1-1 in the Milan final, while Arsenal bowed out in the quarter-finals.
Romelu Lukaku broke the deadlock for Chelsea after 69 minutes at Stamford Bridge to earn the holders a 1-0 victory over Zenit, whose Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg is the venue for next May's final.
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