Arsenal seeks to achieve near impossible task in Champion's League clash with Bayern Munich

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 07:30

Arsenal will need to pull off one of the biggest football miracles in history in order to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Trailing 5-1 to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich from the first leg, Arsene Wenger‘s Gunners need to win 4-0 or better in order to progress.

With Mesut Ozil ruled out for the clash and the future of Alexis Sanchez dominating the headlines, thinks are looking bleak in north London.

In fact, so slim are Arsenal’s chances of progression, Ladbrokes have put a 25/1 price on them reaching the last eight against the German behemoths.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “All manner of weird and wonderful outcomes now look more likely than Arsenal getting past Bayern.

"The odds suggest we may even discover alien life before they reach the latter stages of the competition again."

The other game tonight sees holders Real Madrid head to Italy to take on Napoli. The Spanish giants hold a 3-1 advantage going into the tie but have looked vulnerable in recent weeks.

Zinedine Zidane's side went unbeaten for 40 matches earlier this year but their record run was finally stopped with two late goals at Sevilla in January. 

In recent weeks, they have lost 2-1 to Valencia, came from two goals down to beat Villareal and needed two late goals to draw with lowly Las Palmas in the Bernabeu - all of which has seen arch-rivals Barcelona overtake them at the top of La Liga. 

Napoli are 10 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus but had a morale boosting 2-1 win over 2nd place Roma at the weekend.  

Real are unbeaten in their last 11 Champions League matches heading into tonight's tie.