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Bayern vs Arsenal Champions League quarter-final second leg preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg between Bayern and Arsenal.

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Bayern and Arsenal meet in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday 17 April.

Bayern vs Arsenal at a glance

When: Wednesday 17 April (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Fußball Arena München, Munich
What: UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage can be found here

Where to watch Bayern vs Arsenal on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

Having won their three most recent games against Arsenal by the same 5-1 scoreline, Bayern might have felt a little short-changed following the 2-2 draw in London, but given the sides' contrasting fortunes in their domestic campaigns, it was a heartening result for the Bavarians, who remain unbeaten in their last 14 UEFA home matches (W11 D3).

Highlights: Arsenal 2-2 Bayern

"Our fans can make a difference; we've taken a small step," said Bayern's England forward Harry Kane, who harbours an extra motivation to progress. "Being English, [the final at] Wembley, being my national stadium, is a big dream. But there's a long way to go." Leandro Trossard, scorer of the Gunners' first-leg equaliser, said: "It will be hard over there. If we play at our best level, we can beat anyone."

Predicted line-ups

Bayern: Neuer; Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Mazraoui; Laimer, Goretzka; Sané, Müller, Musiala; Kane
Suspended: Davies
Misses next match if booked: Boey, Goretzka

Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Havertz, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
Suspended: None
Misses next match if booked: Havertz, Rice

Form guide

Form (all competitions, most recent first): WDLLWW
Most recent result: Bayern 2-0 Köln, 13/04, German Bundesliga

Form (all competitions, most recent first)
Most recent result: Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa, 14/04, English Premier League

Expert predictions

James Thorogood, Bayern reporter
The outlook on Bayern's toughest campaign in over a decade has shifted somewhat since last week's first-leg draw and, after following it up with a win against Köln on Saturday, the fans spent their post-match celebrations chanting “Europapokal!” – European Cup. Injuries continue to be an inescapable impediment, but the draw in London proved that the six-time European champions are capable of big-game performances, which is why optimism is rife as they look to end a three-year absence from the competition's final four.

Joe Terry, Arsenal reporter
Last week was a game of two halves from Arsenal's perspective and if they are to progress on Wednesday evening, the Gunners need to look to the second 45 minutes for their blueprint, i.e. a patient, controlled and mature performance. It is Bayern's last chance of silverware and they are formidable at home, plus Arsenal will need to bounce back immediately from domestic disappointment at the weekend. Mikel Arteta always talks up the character of the squad and this will likely be the biggest test of it this season.

Arsenal vs Bayern: Classic Champions League goals

What the coaches say

Thomas Tuchel, Bayern coach: "We need to give everything. We require passion and the same tactical discipline as in the first leg. We really want to win this match and it is extremely important that every fan comes to support us and push us. We need that extra lift to be able to beat Arsenal."

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager: "All the preparation has been to achieve that [a Champions League semi-final]. Everything we have done for ten months, and last season; tomorrow we have an opportunity to make it happen. We can win it, but we can lose it. We have had an unbelievable journey and will do our best to try to win those cups."

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