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UCL Preview: The Win That Changed Arsenal

  • BBC Sport, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:31 PM
Arsenal hosts German treble winner Bayern Munich on Wednesday in the first-leg of a much-anticipated rematch of last season’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series that saw Arsene Wenger’s men come away from Munich with a 2-0 win in the second game after losing the first, 3-1, at home. Bayern still progressed to the quarterfinal thanks to the away-goals rule and eventually went on the win the UCL title, but the BBC notes that that victory at the Allianz Arena was the beginning of Arsenal’s stunning turnaround. In 49 games before that meeting, Arsenal had won 23, drew 14 and lost 12. Since that win, the Gunners have won 34, drawn eight and lost seven -- a winning percentage of nearly 70 percent.

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