Arsenal Invincible: Bayern will beat Gunners; 100% would never go to Spurs

Arsenal Defend Bayern Corner

Arsenal hero Martin Keown has been giving his views on football's major big talking points.

Arsenal have plenty of belief heading to their daunting Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, but one former player is backing the Germans.

Member of the Invincibles squad Martin Keown is tipping Pep Guardiola's team to win based on current form.

Bayern gained 15 points from their group compared to Arsenal's 12, while they have not lost a single Bundesliga game all season with 14 wins and two draws.

He said: "Arsenal’s draw is their worst nightmare, but I don’t think Bayern will be happy either. They got a taste of them last year and they will have seen what they did to Dortmund.

"If it goes to form, then Bayern will win, but the key for Arsene Wenger in those two games is to find his best XI, the one that gives him the best balance, and they will really have to go for it in the home leg."

Arsenal may perhaps be encouraged by Manchester City defeating Bayern 3-1 in the final group game, but the German side had already qualified and were playing with less intensity.

His negativity, or some may say pragmatism, is in contrast to former teammate Gilberto Silva who spoke with positivity regarding Arsenal's chances:

"I hope that Arsenal can do well in this comparison. Sure to be a tense and tough match for both teams, but I'm confident that Arsenal can repeat what they did in the Allianz Arena last season."

It was not the only opinion Martin Keown weighed in on via his Mail column, for he was also quizzed on the prospect of Dennis Bergkamp landing up at Tottenham.

The Arsenal legend is assistant to Frank de Boer at Ajax, who is said to be a managerial target for Spurs, leading to suggestions Bergkamp could head with him, but Keown has given his hope that the former number 10 would reject the possibility.

"I would say almost 100 per cent that any of us who played and worked together in that Arsenal dressing room, I don’t think they would go and work for Tottenham. There was such a bond and a love for Arsenal that it would feel wrong... if he ended up there, he might put his differences aside but I doubt it very much."

De Boer has since stated he is perfectly happy at Ajax and he considers a Premier League switch may be a little early for him, meaning Arsenal fans may not have to worry too much about their former hero being pressed into a tough decision after all.

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