Cape Town - Arsenal
midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says the Gunners will not think
about past results as they prepare to face Bayern Munich away in the
first-leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie on Wednesday.
The English club have only won two of their last six encounters
against the German giants, including a 5-1 hammering at the Allianz
Arena last season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain however will not dwell on what has gone before
even though Arsenal have not gone past the Champions League round of 16
stage in the last six seasons.
The England international told reporters: "You don't look into history too much. It is just two games against a very good side.
"But we are also a very good side. We have to make sure we play well
on the day because we are going to have to if we are going to beat
Bayern Munich. It is as simple as that.
"If you're going to win the Champions League you are going to have to
beat Bayern Munich. We have had a lot of experiences against them in
"It is a massive opportunity for us to go far in the Champions
League. We know that we can change some of the negative feelings around
because of what's going on in the Premier League at the moment."
The Gunners face the much-fancied German giants at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night and will be looking to keep the tie alive when returning to the Emirates Stadium for the return fixture.
Kick off is at 21:45.