The excitement of the UEFA Champions League is back in North London as the defending Champions of Europe are in town to face Arsenal in a mouthwatering round of 16 tie. Arsenal sealed progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals after overcoming Liverpool on Sunday night and now face a big test of their mettle as they match up against the best team in the world on paper. Bayern Munich were crowned the Champions of the World when they overcame Raja Casablanca in the Club World Cup in December and are now chasing an unprecedented defence of the Champions League title.
Both sides are in great positions in their respective leagues with Munich top by no less than sixteen points while Arsenal are within striking distance lying just a point behind leaders Chelsea. It is the clash of two teams who have had very successful seasons so far and one of them will experience the bitter disappointment of European elimination after this tie.