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Bayern Munich vs Arsenal LIVE: Champions League result as Gunners exit after Joshua Kimmich goal

Bayern Munich progressed to the Champions League semi-finals as Joshua Kimmich’s powerful second half header knocked Arsenal out of Europe.

With the tie delicately poised following a 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium last week, Kimmich thundered home the only goal of the second leg to give the hosts a deserved victory. A tight, tense affair had always looked likely to be settled by a single intervention, and the right-back provided it, surging from deep to latch on to Raphael Guerreiro’s cross and finishing with aplomb.

Bayern had twice struck the woodwork in quick succession earlier in the half, while Arsenal, despite having plenty of possesion, struggled to regularly test Manuel Neuer in goal. Defeat in Munich continued a damaging week for Mikel Arteta’s side, their Premier League hopes having taken a significant blow in a defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday.

But victory for Thomas Tuchel’s host kept their trophy hopes alive after Bayer Leverkusen secured the Bundesliga title at the weekend. The 3-2 aggregate win sets up an encounter with fellow heavyweights Real Madrid for a place in the Champions League final at Wembley.

Re-live all the action below, plus get the latest football odds and tips right here:

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal LIVE

  • Bayern Munich knock Arsenal out of the Champions League and progress to the semi-finals

  • Joshua Kimmich’s powerful header sets up an encounter with either Manchester City or Real Madrid

  • GOAL! BAYERN MUNICH 1-0 Arsenal (Joshua Kimmich, 64 minutes - 3-2 agg)

  • FT: Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal (3-2 agg.)

Arsenal’s inability to rise to the big occasion means yet another missed opportunity

Wednesday 17 April 2024 22:20 , Miguel Delaney at the Allianz Arena

Arsenal go out of the Champions League, without ever having really been in this game. That is maybe the greatest lament from a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich that has knocked them out of Europe, and left the grim prospect of this once promising season just proving to be another that goes unfulfilled.

Arsenal simply didn’t rise to this.

Arsenal’s inability to rise to the occasion means yet another missed opportunity

Why the rest of Europe is celebrating the Premier League’s night of failure in the Champions League

09:37 , Jamie Braidwood

It remains as much of a surprise as the Premier League’s total wipe-out. In the final minutes of Arsenal’s defeat to Bayern Munich, a player as brilliant as Bukayo Saka had the chance to just go for it… and didn’t. From a free-kick on the edge of the Bayern box, he played the ball short, and Arsenal passively passed the ball again. They kept control but couldn’t keep their place in the Champions League. It was a disappointingly meek elimination for a team that have been characterised by their intensity.

There are a number of possible reasons for Arsenal’s exit. They might have been fatigued. They might have just been tactically subdued by a cannier Bayern Munich. It was possibly too soon in their development as a team, as Mikel Arteta indicated, or maybe too late in their season.

The worst element for Arsenal is that it seemed a reversion to the most prosaic and flat of their football from the 2020-21 period. That was when Arteta was methodically trying to build his philosophy but it often meant overly controlled displays, as if the squad was trying to gradually develop the muscle memory needed to instinctively play his football.

By Miguel Delaney

Why Europe is celebrating the Premier League’s night of failure

Mikel Arteta responds to ‘painful’ defeat as Arsenal’s season threatens to unravel

07:50 , Jamie Braidwood

Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal to end their season in “beautiful” fashion after they were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

The Gunners lost 1-0 at the Allianz Arena as Joshua Kimmich’s second-half header was enough to seal a semi-final against Real Madrid with a 3-2 aggregate victory.

It followed on from a 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa on Sunday that has dented Arsenal’s Premier League title chances.

They travel to Wolves on Saturday evening needing a reaction to a poor week and Arteta feels his side will approach the game in the correct manner.

Mikel Arteta: What Arsenal still have to play for is beautiful

Harry Kane has a more upbeat natter with TNT after reaching the Champions League semi-finals

Wednesday 17 April 2024 22:34 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“An unbelievable win. It’s been a tough season for us, we’ve had to fight and really grind at times, and today was that. We knew it was going to be a tough game, but we knew at home that we could make a difference with our fans there. It was what we expected, a tough game, a tight game. A great goal from Josh made the difference from us and then it was about defending and keeping that clean sheet. To reach the semi-finals is a great achievement for us and we can enjoy this one.

“Always in these types of games, the first half can be a bit cagey. We said at half-time just to up the tempo, up the pressing and create more chances, and that’s what we did. Even towards the end there, we probably could have finished it off and made it easier for ourselves, but these games are tough and you just have to find a way to get through them.”

Mikel Arteta speaks to TNT Sports after Arsenal’s Champions League exit

Wednesday 17 April 2024 22:28 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“At the moment, it is a gutted dressing room. I cannot find the right words to give them. We tried against a team that had a lot of experience, and through the tie, the margins have been very small. We gave them two goals in a tie, that was a big advantage to give away, and you see that the margin of error was zero. We made a mistake defending the box and conceded a goal, and then it was difficult.

“A mistake from them or a magic moment is what normally unlocks this tie. Today, we had a lot of moments of dominance, but that spark around the box is what you need for victory.

“The club has been out of the Champions League for seven years. We all wanted to be in semi-finals or final, but you can see from many other clubs that it takes time to get to that stage. We are very close, that is the reality.

“We have six games to go, we are two points behind [Manchester] City. It is a very difficult schedule for everyone and we have to go through the pain tonight. Tomorrow, we’ll get up with the same attitude we came here with and hopefully beat Wolves.”

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Arsenal exit the Champions League

Wednesday 17 April 2024 22:18 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Mikel Arteta will really feel that was a missed opportunity. Arsenal were far from blown away tonight, playing the game at their preferred tempo for long periods abut never quite having enough. It’s Premier League or bust now.

Bayern Munich beat Arsenal to progress to Champions League semi-final

Wednesday 17 April 2024 22:04 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A big result for Thomas Tuchel, that, the manager again proving himself as a shrewd schemer in this competition even in a season of turmoil. Who will Bayern play? Extra time is required in Manchester to decide their semi-final opponents...

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FT: Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 22:00 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A damaging week for Arsenal, defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend a significant blow to their title hopes and their European dreams dashed here. They never managed to create enough clearcut chances tonight - their wait for a return to the semi-finals of this competion goes on.

FT: Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:56 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Bayern Munich are through! Their trophy hunt goes on, a narrow win on the night enough to take them through after securing a draw in London last week. A strong defensive showing from Thomas Tuchel’s men, Eric Dier and Matthijs de Ligt excellent at the back to hold firm until the end.

Arsenal are OUT!

FULL TIME! BAYERN MUNICH 1-0 ARSENAL (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:54 , Harry Latham-Coyle

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Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 90 + 4 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:53 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Leon Goretzka slides in to make certain as Gabriel Jesus runs the channels. Into the final 60 seconds of the signalled four minutes.

Bayern boot the ball long. Anywhere will do. David Raya is on the halfway line, hurling the ball to Declan Rice to allow him to take the throw quickly.

A free kick! And Arsenal take it quickly, Ben White in behind...but unable to force a chance. Corner. Everyone, Raya included, is in the Bayern box.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 90 + 2 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:51 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Oh, Leandro Trossard, why haven’t you crossed? Arsenal have men up there as the Belgian is found on the left, but he tries to cut in to create a better angle and is denied by Harry Kane, fouling the England striker in the process. Gabriel Jesus is booked for dissent.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 90 + 1 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:50 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Arsenal howl for a penalty, and the whistle blows...but for offside. I don’t think it was a spot kick, anyway, but Eddie Nketiah had strayed earlier in the sequence.

Joshua Kimmich is booked for a foul on Kai Havertz. Do or die time for Arsenal.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 90 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:49 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Eric Dier pilfers the ball from Martin Odegaard and off go Bayern Munich. Konrad Laimer, on to Harry Kane, Jamal Musiala...tame. David Raya scoops it up.

Four added minutes between the hosts and a Champions League semi-final.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 88 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:47 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Harry Kane wins a flick on and Jamal Musiala bursts beyond Declan Rice. Musiala drives and tries to contort a chipped finish with his right foot, but can’t beat David Raya. Might a natural left-footer have managed to square for Leroy Sane?

At the other end, Martin Odegaard ruffles the side netting via touch off both defender and keeper. Each goes unspotted, though, by the officials - to Odegaard’s fury, it’s a goal kick.

Dayot Upamecano replaces Leroy Sane as Thomas Tuchel attempts to see this out.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 87 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:45 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Matthijs de Ligt is fouled. A waste.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 86 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:45 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A funky turn from Gabriel Jesus, who gets a brush from Jamal Musiala and goes down. A free kick with a chance to load the box, and Eddie Nketiah will be on to part of it - the striker replaces Takehiro Tomiyasu as Martin Odegaard prepares to deliver.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 84 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:43 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Arsenal’s only shot of the half so far was that Martin Odegaard volley moments after the resumption. They just can’t find anything.

Ben White whipes out Raphael Guerreiro petulantly. A booking for the right back.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 82 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:40 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Mikel Arteta gesticulates on the touchline, urging his side on. Arsenal have eight minutes plus stoppage time to find an equaliser and take us to extra time.

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Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 80 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:39 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Eric Dier waves the linesman’s flag for him as Gabriel Jesus goes too soon beyond the centre half. It mattered not a jot for Jesus’ finish was woeful, but Dier was right - the Brazilian was a couple of yards beyond him.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 78 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:38 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Kim Min-jae bundles into the back of Bukayo Saka. Free kick, 35 yards out, right-hand side.

Martin Odegaard curls for a teammate...and it goes skipping harmlessly out of play. Meanwhile, at the Etihad, Manchester City have equalised.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 77 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:35 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Tidy footwork from Jamal Musiala to allow him to unfurl a shot and draw a corner. It’s too shallow, though, and headed clear by Gabriel Jesus at the front stick.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 75 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:34 , Harry Latham-Coyle

But Neuer is fouled at the subsequent set piece.

Mazraoui’s evening is over; Kim Min-jae swaps in at left-back.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 74 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:33 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A first corner of the game for Arsenal, and Manuel Neuer doesn’t do a great job of dealing with it, he and Noussair Mazraoui contriving to concede a corner with no visiting shirt particularly nearby.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 71 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:31 , Harry Latham-Coyle

William Saliba is forced to hurry a clearance behind after Leroy Sane’s shot is blocked. Another Bayern goal would surely seal it.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 70 minutes (3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:30 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Eric Dier has been very good tonight, the Tottenham loanee scarcely putting a foot wrong. Another excellent challenge prevents Arsenal building further from a promising attack.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 67 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:27 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A double change for Arsenal: Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard replace Jorginho and Gabriel Martinelli. Kai Havertz moves into a deeper role.

Here’s that Bayern Munich opener:

Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal, 65 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:24 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Bayern are flying. Leroy Sane has the chance to make it two in quick succession as Noussair Mazraoui dances and darts up the left, but Sane leans back as he strikes and puts his shot some distance over the crossbar.

GOAL! BAYERN MUNICH 1-0 Arsenal (Joshua Kimmich, 64 minutes - 3-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:22 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Powered home!

A thumping header from Joshua Kimmich! Leroy Sane gets to the byline and crosses beyond Harry Kane, leaving Raphael Guerreiro to pick up the pieces. Guerreiro has time to put his foot on it and pick out his man, spotting Kimmich arriving with purpose from deep. Kimmich booms into the ball, sending it clattering into the top corner and the crowd into raptures. Bayern lead!

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 61 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:20 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Leon Goretzka’s shot bounds over the bar off the ankle of William Saliba, blocking smartly on the edge of his box.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 60 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:19 , Harry Latham-Coyle

As time ticks by, this feels increasingly like a game that a single goal will settle.

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 57 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:17 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A timely touch from Eric Dier, getting in just in front of Kai Havertz as Gabriel Martinelli whips in low towards Arsenal’s front man.

At the other end, a miscommunication almost sees Arsenal put through their own net, David Raya beaten by a pass back but able to breathe a sigh of relief as it trickles past the post.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 54 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:13 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A booking for Konrad Laimer as he grabs the waist of Martin Odegaard having been spun like a ballroom dancer.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 52 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:11 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A few uncharitable whistles from the Bayern Munich fans for Takehiro Tomiyasu, who had been forced to stop to replace a contact lens and caused a delay.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 49 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:09 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Superb goalkeeping from Manuel Neuer, ending up about 40 yards off his line to win a vital header in front of Gabriel Martinelli with the Brazilian haring after a long punt with Matthijs de Ligt beaten.

Thomas Tuchel has sent out some of his substitutes to warm-up. Might the Bayern boss be mulling a change?

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 47 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Off the post twice! So nearly for Bayern Munich, a lovely ball from Joshua Kimmich nodded on by Leon Goretzka, beating David Raya but not the woodwork. Raphael Guerreiro lashes off a pair of Arsenal legs on the follow-up and strikes the outside of the same upright!

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 46 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:05 , Harry Latham-Coyle

And Odegaard almost immediately blasts over the bar on the volley, troubling only the pigeons in the rafters.

Second half...

Wednesday 17 April 2024 21:04 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Martin Odegaard looks to have shaken off that knock, the Arsenal captain leading the chat in a final Arsenal huddle before the second half begins. No changes on either side.

HT: Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:52 , Harry Latham-Coyle

No goals, then, though a bright and breezy enough half in Munich. Arsenal have edged the midfield battle but Bayern have threatened with their pace and precision on the counter-attack - it was David Raya troubled with maybe the most testing save of the first 45 minutes, though neither goalkeeper has yet had the busiest evening. It’s still beautifully poised.

HALF TIME: BAYERN MUNICH 0-0 ARSENAL (2-2 agg.)

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:48 , Harry Latham-Coyle

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 45 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:47 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Into an additional one minute we go.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 43 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:46 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It’s become slightly restless at the Allianz Arena, the home fans just showing their anxiety with half-time not far away. Arsenal have controlled the flow of the contest, though you’d imagine Bayern Munich will be reasonably pleased with the chances they have managed to create. But we remain goalless on the night, and still level at 2-2 on aggregate.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 39 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:42 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Declan Rice swings in a loopy free kick from the left, Kai Havertz rising to win it but unable to generate the requisite power in his flick-on to truly test Manuel Neuer.

More concerningly for Arsenal, Martin Odegaard appears to be struggling with a knee issue. The Arsenal captain isn’t moving particularly freely but will stay on for now.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 35 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:39 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Bukayo Saka takes a ball full in the face after Bayern Munich play the corner short. Mikel Arteta gathers the rest of his players in a huddle while the England winger takes his time getting back to his feet, with the hosts furious that, when Saka has righted himself, referee Danny Makkelie does not permit them to play on. Interesting - Saka wasn’t receiving treatment, and the rest of the Arsenal squad had stopped of their own accord. A fair enough call, though, by Makkelie after a week of picking at the first leg’s bones of contention.

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 34 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:36 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Jamal Musiala is told to get up after taking a tumble at the end of another of those dynamic, dangerous Bayern Munich attacks.

The attacking midfielder is involved again soon enough, collecting a neat reverse pass from Joshua Kimmich. Jorginho uses the slippery surface to his advantage to slide in and concede a corner.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 31 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:34 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A chance for Gabriel Martinelli! Jorginho finds Martin Odegaard inside the Bayern Munich box, with the Dane afforded space to turn. His square ball is fired goalwards first time by Martinelli, but it’s straight at Manuel Neuer, standing tall in the centre of his goal. It was struck sweetly enough, but could he have placed it better?

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 30 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:32 , Harry Latham-Coyle

An awkward one for Manuel Neuer, down too soon with Martin Odegaard’s effort deflected and thus threatening to loop over the grounded goalkeeper. Up comes that big left bear paw to prevent it going in, with Neuer crawling to keep it in and deny Arsenal a corner.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 28 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:30 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Kai Havertz connects with Martin Odegaard on the edge of the Bayern Munich box, though the Arsenal captain can’t dislodge Leon Goretzka, and the German eventually pinches his pocket. There’s a real energy about this game.

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 26 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:28 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A fine defensive header from William Saliba prevents Joshua Kimmich’s searching outswinger from the right finding a home head.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 24 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:26 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Saved again! David Raya is in action once more, Jamal Musiala’s curling effort from 25 yards floated at a comfortable height for the goalkeeper but still needing to be parried away.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 23 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:25 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Tipped behind! Wow, Bayern Munich have some serious speed when they counter, Noussair Mazraoui surging from deep to create a four on three. Raphael Guerreiro finds him and David Raya gets a vital fingertip on a deflected cross-cum-shot.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 21 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:24 , Harry Latham-Coyle

That allows Gabriel Martinelli to launch in the next phase, a reptilian weave taking him past three defenders. But the Brazilian isn’t quite in total control of the ball, which trickles harmlessly through to Manuel Neuer.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 20 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:23 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Declan Rice rattles the legs of Leon Goretzka with a shot from 20 yards, the midfielder not quite able to open an angle through to goal with his shot. That’s good, though, from William Saliba, commandingly in front of Harry Kane to prevent Bayern Munich from clearing their lines.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 18 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:21 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A first talking to of the night for Jorginho, his clipping of Jamal Musiala’s heels slightly too rough for Danny Makkelie’s liking. An amiable enough chat.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 16 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:18 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Noussair Mazraoui drives inside, producing a sublime pass to switch play to Leroy Sane, with Takehiro Tomiyasu misjudging the flight and selling himself. Sane gets to the byline, with a couple of teammates helping Tomiyasu out to force his cutback behind.

A corner. Joshua Kimmich to deliver...headed away. A first real sign of Bayern’s quick switch attacking threat, though.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 14 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:16 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The intensity of the chanting from the home support just begins to dip for the first time, Arsenal taking the sting out with a period of calm, controlled possession. Bayern were relatively happy to play without the ball in the first leg - it appears that they have started with a similar strategy here.

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 11 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:13 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Leon Goretzka and Declan Rice are two similarly-sized midfielders, both long striders with punch in their frames. The pair jostle inside the Bayern half, with Rice getting the better of the encounter and finding Bukayo Saka wide on the right. Neat feet from the winger create a crossing opportunity but his delivery is overhit.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 8 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:10 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Takehiro Tomiyasu is having plenty of touches early on, moving infield to create an option alongside Jorginho in the en vogue tactical tweak that so many managers are now using. Further ahead, Gabriel Martinelli is lively, too, almost skipping beyond a couple of home defenders before curling about four yards wide of Manuel Neuer’s left-hand post.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 6 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:08 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A delightful turn from Jamal Musiala, but a stumble allows Declan Rice to dispossess him powerfully. Rice is soon on the floor himself, though, slipping on what looks a slightly greasy surfae, allowing Harry Kane to release a snapshot. Not his best; David Raya will have a goal kick.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 4 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A first sniff for Harry Kane, Joshua Kimmich supporting Leroy Sane on the outside and picking out the England captain. Kane prods a shot at goal under pressure but can’t divert it on target.

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Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 3 minutes

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:05 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The pre-match flares and fireworks have left a pretty thick layer of smoke that is still climbing out the stadium, the supporters barking through it with the atmopshere electric in these opening skirmishes. Leon Goretzka intercepts as Arsenal make the first error in possession, allowing Bayern Munich to settle in.

Bayern Munich 0-0 Arsenal, 1 minute

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:03 , Harry Latham-Coyle

As anticipated, it is Raphael Guerriro on the left of Bayern Munich’s attacking midfield three, tucking in on Martin Odegaard at times to try and deny Arsenal the chance to build up the right. Mikel Arteta’s men in a 4-3-3 with Kai Havertz through the middle.

KICK OFF!

Wednesday 17 April 2024 20:02 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The second leg is underway!

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:58 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Out the players come, the home fans giving Bayern Munich a raucous reception.

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:56 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Our officiating team tonight are from the Netherlands, Danny Makkelie the referee with Rob Dieperink on VAR duties. Let’s hope for a slightly less contentious 90 minutes than eight days ago.

Mikel Arteta is also collared for a chat by TNT Sports

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:51 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“First, to embrace the opportunity we have ahead of us. Show the character and quality we have to win the game. I sense a lot of will to play the game and prove we are capable of going to a semi-final.

“In Europe, you know how it gets and how important it is to manage your emotions, stay connected to your game. We are going to try and do that.”

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (PA Wire)

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:46 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Bayern Munich showdown is perfect game for Arsenal to hit back – Declan Rice

Thomas Tuchel speaks to TNT Sports ahead of kick off

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:40 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“We can’t do it without the fans. We have to make it an advantage. The approach [in the Champions League} is more serious, we play with more hunger and discipline. It’s obvious, we’ve had very good team efforts throughout the competition. We hope to take the next step, beacuse we need to .

“We’ve lost a lot of speed compared to last week - Alphonso Davies, Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman. They can always hurt an opponent’s defence, and they are a big loss, but we have to deal with it. We’ll try to make up for it as a team.

“I hope [the experience we have] helps. Hopefully it brings some extra percentage in our favour. It’s good to have experience in our squad, and winners in our squad who have done it already. I hope they step up and take responsibility.”

Arsenal’s defining Champions League night asks the ultimate Mikel Arteta question

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:32 , Miguel Delaney

In the energetic training sessions before Arsenal’s trip to Bayern Munich, Thomas Tuchel’s staff were talking the players through Bukayo Saka’s runs, and told to use their “experience”. It was a word stated six times by either the manager or Harry Kane in the German side’s pre-match media duties, and may well prove the difference in this Champions League quarter-final. A previously porous Bayern dug in through the 2-2 draw to make life very difficult for Arsenal.

It now makes this second leg at the Allianz Arena the defining night of Mikel Arteta’s era so far – at least unless they actually get through. That feeling is only heightened by what happened at the weekend against Aston Villa, with that 2-0 defeat that squandered top spot in the Premier League.

Arsenal’s defining Champions League night asks the ultimate Mikel Arteta question

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:22 , Harry Latham-Coyle

With the Bundesliga title gone, Bayern Munich really can pour all of their energy into tonight. There’s an odd feel around the club this season, Thomas Tuchel on his way out at the end of the campaign and a squad in a phase of evolution. But Tuchel, and some of the squad, have winning experience in this competition on which to draw.

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Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:11 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Reports from Germany this morning did suggest that Thomas Tuchel may look to load up Bayern’s left side defensively, knowing the threat that Bukayo Saka particularly poses. Takehiro Tomiyasu’s selection in the Arsenal back four was also signposted, the versatile defender well equipped to deal with the naturally left-sided Leroy Sane cutting in.

Arsenal team news

Wednesday 17 April 2024 19:01 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Takehiro Tomiyasu is at left back for Arsenal, with both Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard fit to feature from the start.

Arsenal XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Bayern Munich team news

Wednesday 17 April 2024 18:59 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Raphael Guerreiro and Nousssair Mazraoui are brought into Thomas Tuchel’s starting eleven to replace the suspended Alphonso Davies and injured Serge Gnabry. Mazraoui may be utilised at left-back with Guerreiro further forward, or Joshua Kimmich could be used in midfield with the pair of newbies occupying the defensive flanks.

Bayern Munich XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Dier, De Ligt, Mazraoui; Laimer, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Guerreiro, Kane.

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 18:45 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Arsenal have lost their last two visits to the Allianz Arena in this competition 5-1, a weird quirk from a different era but one that Mikel Arteta is clearly keen to put behind them. It’s almost impossible to conceive of a similar result this evening given the relative stocks of these two sides, but this has been a strange fortnight of Champions League football - what might this second leg have in store?

Arsenal ready to ‘write a different story’ in Champions League, says Mikel Arteta

Wednesday 17 April 2024 18:30 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Mikel Arteta believes Champions League quarter-final success against Bayern Munich will take Arsenal to the next level as he told his players to “write a different story” at the Allianz Arena.

The Gunners head into Wednesday’s second leg locked at 2-2 with Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern after a thrilling draw at the Emirates Stadium last week.

Defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday has since dented Arsenal’s Premier League title bid as attention now turns to Europe once again.

Arsenal had lost seven last-16 ties in succession before returning to the Champions League this season – three times to Bayern.

Arteta, though, feels reaching a semi-final against either holders Manchester City or record 14-time winners Real Madrid would elevate Arsenal.

Arsenal ready to write a different story – Mikel Arteta

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 18:15 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A reminder that the winner tonight will take on either Manchester City or Real Madrid, who meet in this evening’s other tie, in the semi-finals. Those first legs will be played on 30 April and 1 May, and the second legs will be played on 7 and 8 May, with the final at Wembley on Saturday 1 June.

Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 18:00 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Need a refresher of everything that happened in a hectic first leg? Miguel Delaney was at the Emirates last week trying to make sense of it all:

Arsenal’s Champions League lesson reveals true Bayern Munich quality

Premier League title race: Who has the best fixtures – Manchester City, Arsenal or Liverpool?

Wednesday 17 April 2024 17:45 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The Premier League is heading for a classic title race, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal set for a three-way battle as the season enters the run-in.

And what a weekend we’ve just had, as both Liverpool and Arsenal slipped up at home to leave champions City leading the way with six games to go. Pep Guardiola’s side are aiming to win a fourth league title in a row – a feat that has never been achieved in the history of English football, and the title is now in their hands.

That’s after Arsenal and Liverpool lost their advantage on a dramatic afternoon. Liverpool, who stood eight games away from the title, suffered a shock defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield, before Arsenal, who were chasing a first title in 20 years, were stunned by Aston Villa at the Emirates.

Even as they trailed, City were lurking dangerously, and now they have a favourable run ahead of them after hitting the front.

But it’s not over yet. Both Arsenal and Liverpool have two games to play before City’s next Premier League fixture, so, with six games to go, which team has the best fixtures and who has the hardest run of games to end the season? Here’s where the title could be won and lost...

Premier League title race: Who has the best fixtures in the run-in?

Xabi Alonso ‘honoured’ to lead Bayer Leverkusen to first Bundesliga title

Wednesday 17 April 2024 17:30 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Xabi Alonso said it was an honour to manage Bayer Leverkusen to their first Bundesliga title after the runaway leaders clinched the trophy in style with a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen.

Leverkusen were crowned German champions for the first time in their 120-year history with a dominant win which saw Florian Wirtz net a second-half hat-trick at an ecstatic BayArena.

Victor Boniface had opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Granit Xhaka doubled the lead with a long-range effort.

Alonso, who committed his future to Leverkusen after being linked with former clubs Liverpool and Bayern Munich earlier this season, lauded the “special” achievement after winning his first major trophy in management.

Xabi Alonso ‘honoured’ to lead Bayer Leverkusen to first Bundesliga title

Harry Kane urges Bayern Munich to make most of opportunity despite ‘disappointing season'

Wednesday 17 April 2024 17:15 , Harry Latham-Coyle

After 11 consecutive titles, Bayern Munich finally ceded control of the Bundesliga last weekend with an historic triumph for Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen confirmed by a thrashing of Werder Bremen. It was a blow for a club not used to being anywhere other than top of the tree, and for Harry Kane, who had arrived in Germany with understandable optimism that his trophy duck would soon be at an end.

“It has been a disappointing season in the league. Credit and congratulations to Leverkusen for what they’ve achieved,” Kane said.

“We’re honest and open and haven’t achieved the standards we want. We have had better performances in the Champions League. We have a great opportunity tonight to keep the season alive and keep some hope among the fans that we can achieve something special.”

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Thomas Tuchel: Experience counts but Bayern Munich must be at their best

Wednesday 17 April 2024 17:00 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel believes his experienced side have a small advantage ahead of tonight’s tie, but must be at their best to progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

“We have a slight advantage when you look at our experience in this competition. But to turn it into a real advantage, you also need a top performance. We’re ready to give it everything we’ve got,” Tuchel told reporters on Tuesday.

“We’ll need everything again. We’ll need passion and the same tactical discipline as in the first leg. We really want to win this game. It’ll be extremely important that every fan comes to support and push us.

“They play a very attractive brand of football at the highest level. We did well in the first leg, but we’re only halfway through the tie. We need everything again and hope that playing at home will give us the boost we need.”

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(PA Wire)

Bayern Munich showdown is perfect game for Arsenal to hit back – Declan Rice

Wednesday 17 April 2024 16:45 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Declan Rice believes a Champions League quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich is the “perfect” game for Arsenal to overcome defeat to Aston Villa.

The Gunners were deservedly beaten 2-0 by Unai Emery’s men at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon as Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins scored the goals to boost Villa’s top-four hopes.

Arsenal would have returned to the Premier League summit with a win but now sit second, two points behind reigning champions Manchester City.

Bayern Munich showdown is perfect game for Arsenal to hit back – Declan Rice

Last night’s action...

Wednesday 17 April 2024 16:30 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Two of our Champions League semi-finalists are already known, PSG and Borussia Dortmund yesterday booking their place in the final four on another captivating night of European action.

PSG and Borussia Dortmund through to Champions League semi-finals

Conquering Bayern Munich in Champions League would be ‘unbelievable’ for Arsenal,

Wednesday 17 April 2024 16:15 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Arsenal’s defining Champions League night asks the ultimate Mikel Arteta question

Wednesday 17 April 2024 16:00 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It feels a huge night for Mikel Arteta himself, with Arsenal’s Premier League title charge faltering and this tie very much in the balance. Miguel Delaney explains why it is time to win.

Arsenal’s defining Champions League night asks the ultimate Mikel Arteta question

Arsenal ready to ‘write a different story’ in Champions League, says Mikel Arteta

Wednesday 17 April 2024 15:45 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Mikel Arteta believes Champions League quarter-final success against Bayern Munich will take Arsenal to the next level as he told his players to “write a different story” at the Allianz Arena.

The Gunners head into Wednesday’s second leg locked at 2-2 with Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern after a thrilling draw at the Emirates Stadium last week.

Defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday has since dented Arsenal’s Premier League title bid as attention now turns to Europe once again.

Arsenal had lost seven last-16 ties in succession before returning to the Champions League this season – three times to Bayern.

Arteta, though, feels reaching a semi-final against either holders Manchester City or record 14-time winners Real Madrid would elevate Arsenal.

Arsenal ready to write a different story – Mikel Arteta

Bayern vs Arsenal tips: Champions League predictions and football betting odds

Wednesday 17 April 2024 15:30 , Jamie Braidwood

A season that’s promised so much for Arsenal now hangs in the balance as they prepare to go to Bayern Munich on Wednesday for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie (8pm, TNT Sports 2).

The two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium a week ago, a result that left both sides feeling aggrieved due to controversial penalty calls that didn’t go their way.

After the draw, football betting sites see Bayern as having the advantage in the tie and make them favourites to qualify for the semi-finals for the first time in four years.

The Gunners followed up the Bayern draw with a damaging 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa at home, a result which could have serious ramifications for their Premier League title aspirations as they slipped two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Bayern Munich’s own championship aspirations were officially ended at the weekend as Bayer Leverkusen were crowned Bundesliga champions. That leaves the Champions League as their only remaining target in their efforts to avoid a first trophyless season in 12 years.

Europe may be Arsenal’s best hope of silverware too and the stakes couldn’t be higher for Wednesday’s clash at the Allianz Arena.

Get the latest football betting site offers here.

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal possible line-ups

Wednesday 17 April 2024 15:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Bayern Munich XI: Neuer; Kimmich, De Ligt, Dier, Guerreiro; Goretzka, Laimer; Musiala, Muller, Tel; Kane

Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Havertz, Trossard

Early team news: Bayern Munich

Wednesday 17 April 2024 15:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Bayern were dealt a blow at the weekend, when Kingsley Coman sustained a right adductor injury in the first half of their 2-0 win over Cologne. They are also likely to be without former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry, who was substituted at half time with a hamstring issue during the first leg, as well as Leroy Sane - also due to injury.

Alponso Davies is suspended after receiving a third yellow card of the Champions League campaign.

Early team news: Arsenal

Wednesday 17 April 2024 15:29 , Jamie Braidwood

Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are both doubts and will be assessed before the game after picking up knocks late on in the defeat to Aston Villa.

Is Bayern Munich v Arsenal on TV? Channel, time and how to watch

Wednesday 17 April 2024 15:28 , Jamie Braidwood

When is it?

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal kicks off at 8pm BST (9pm CEST) at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

How can I watch it?

The Champions League match will be shown live in the UK on TNT Sports 2, with coverage starting at 7pm BST. Subscribers can stream the match via the Discovery+ app and website.

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Wednesday 17 April 2024 15:27 , Jamie Braidwood

Arsenal take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League in a bid to reach the semi-finals for the first time since the 2008-09 season.

In last week’s first leg at the Emirates, the two sides shared a controversy-hit 2-2 draw with both clubs leaving north London aggrieved at not being awarded penalties.

Former Tottenham striker Harry Kane continued his impressive form against the Gunners, whose title hopes took a blow at the weekend when they were beaten 2-0 at home to Aston Villa.

Bayer Leverkusen clinched the Bundesliga title at the weekend, ending Bayern Munich’s run of 11 straight league titles. They will go into the Champions League match knowing that record has been broken, but that could mean their focus shifts to Europe, and a title they have not won since the 2019-20 season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match.

Is Bayern Munich vs Arsenal on TV? How to watch Champions League fixture?