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Perfect Timing? Bayern Munich break 13-year Arsenal record

Bayern Munich have ahead of their clashes with Arsenal later this month broken a 13-year record held by the Gunners.

Bayern Munich's 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt was a momentous one for Thiago Alcantara, setting a Bundesliga passing record during the fixture.

But as well as his 159 accurate passes, the win saw Bayern eclipse a record held by Premier League side Arsenal for 13 years.

The victory meant Bayern Munich had gone 56 consecutive games while scoring, a new European record.

It eclipsed the previous best set by Arsenal back in 2001 for 55 consecutive games finding the net, a record since the turn of the Millennium which had not been bettered since by any team in Europe's top five leagues.

Pep Guardiola became renowned for breaking and setting records with Barcelona in La Liga, and is carrying on Jupp Heynckes work with ruthless effectiveness at Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga side's record won't be any sort of mental triumph over Arsenal, not as far as the Gunners are concerned at least, but it is an indication of the kind of form Bayern are in right now.

They absolutely demolished Frankfurt at the weekend, and are finding top form at just the right time. Pep Guardiola has a winning record against Arsenal in the Champions League, and will be gunning for more of the same.

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