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Wenger Admits Munich is Mission 'Impossible'
Independent, February 20th, 2013 1:01PM

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TAGS:  arsenal, england, germany, uefa champions league

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Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal faces a nearly “impossible” task at the Allianz Arena on March 13 after seeing his team outclassed in a 3-1 loss at home to Bayern Munich in the first-leg of its UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series with the Bundesliga giant, but he tried to remain positive. Arsenal needs to score at least three goals in Munich and win by a two-goal margin in order to progress to the quarterfinals.

"We have to try to make the impossible possible," Wenger said after the game. "We will have two battles, but maybe the easier battle will be to be back in the Champions League. But we have to give everything to try and change things in the second leg." The Gunners coach was referring to the fact that Arsenal is now just four points behind Tottenham in the race for the fourth and final qualification slot for next season’s Champions League.

Wenger was full of praise for Arsenal’s German opponent, which is sitting on a massive 15-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. "Let's not hide the truth: it will be extremely difficult against a team of that quality. They didn't play two (Champions League) finals in the last three years (2010 and 2012) without that quality. We have to give our best and hope we have built our confidence up a bit more, because that belief will be needed."

Nevertheless, the Frenchman said he was proud of his players: "I think we had a good response today, the players gave absolutely everything," he said. "We played against a side who have no doubt at all. They have a history in the last six months were everything is positive, every player is confident to play with full power. That's not the same for us at the moment. But things can change quickly. Three weeks, we can do it."

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