Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich: 5 Key Battles to Look Forward to in Champions League

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Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich: 5 Key Battles to Look Forward to in Champions League
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Arsenal might not have gotten the ideal draw in the Champions League Round of 16, but their matchup with Bayern Munich will certainly be an interesting one.

On the surface, this would appear to be a rather lopsided tie: Bayern currently lead the Bundesliga by nine points over Bayer Leverkusen and are 12 ahead of two-time defending champion Borussia Dortmund.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are still struggling to sputter their way into some decent form. Arsene Wenger's side seems to always take one step forward and seven steps back, convincingly beating West Brom before capitulating to League Two side Bradford City.

Nevertheless, this is a pairing of two top European sides, each capable of beating the other one a given day. Let's examine at five of the best matchups to look out for.

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