Gunners head to Allianz Arena dreaming of a low-scoring game, which would see their pair decided at the Emirates. Bayern aren’t quite the team they’ve been the past years, so Arsenal does stand a chance today.

Bayern leads the Bundesliga by eight points, but Carlo Ancelotti has been criticized throughout the season. The Italian’s tactics aren’t as dynamic as his predecessors’. The key to Bayern’s top spot is their excellent defending, as they’ve only been breached 12 times in 20 games. Today Bayern will again look to limit mistakes to avoid an away goal.

Arsenal’s main focus has shifted to the Champions League. Losses to Chelsea and Watford all but destroyed Gunners’ chances of a Premiership title. Arsene Wenger’s future may be decided in the two Bayern fixtures. Today Wenger will get some good news, though, as Granit Xhaka returns to the lineup.

Bayern Munich – Arsenal prediction

The first leg is likely to be very cautious from both sides, limiting great scoring opportunities. The pick is under 2.5 goals at Unibet @ 32/25.