Reports are out claiming that Arsene Wenger has implored Arsenal to alter the course of history in the Champions League this season.
The Gunners have failed to progress past the Round of 16 of Europe’s premier club competition for the past six seasons and their task to do so this time around has been made difficult by drawing Bayern Munich, who they have lost to in three of the past four editions.
Arsenal meet the German powerhouse at the Allianz Arena and the Emirates Stadium in February and March and Wenger is hoping they can experience a different result having managed to top their group for the first time since 2011.
“They said they made the world in seven days, this is the seventh day for us, so we have to get a special day!” the manager told Arsenal.com.
“Many times [in the past] we were in a position where we played at home and we wanted to make the difference and after 10 minutes we conceded a goal and after you think already, ‘Oh no’. This time the advantage is that we play first away from home.
“If we can keep our strength away from home that can help us – let’s have a good first game then we can finish the job at home.
“We are all here to change history and to make history so we have to change what happened before. And make it better.
“I must tell you the best way to have momentum when we go in the Champions League is to have a good position in the league and [ensure] the belief is high. I am convinced that is absolutely vital because I have had experience of it.”