Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini believes his team can overturn a 2-goal deficit in the second-leg of their Uefa Champions League round of 16 tie away at Bayern Munich.
A 37th-minute sending off of the ‘Gunners’s’ goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny forced the hosts back into their shell, after dominating the match early on.
Arsenal face a trip to Bayern’s Allianz Arena in three week’s time and now has to score three goals against a side who has only lost once in 36 matches this season to advance into the quarter-finals of the competition.
Flamini insists the London club could stage a repeat of last season’s heroic win in Germany against the same opponent and in the same stage of the competition, should they replicate their impressive start to Wednesday’s home loss.
“Everything is possible,” Flamini told Arsenal’s official website. “We hope we can go over there and play a big game with the same [first] 20 minutes that we did here.
“We need to continue our high pressing and try to score early in the game. I’m very proud for the performance of my team-mates because it was not easy, especially playing 10 v 11 against a team like Bayern.
“We started very well, we were pressing very high and we were creating opportunities so that was positive.
“Everyone gave everything until the last minute. Anyway now we have to focus on the next leg.”