UCL: Bayern Dealt Double Injury Blow Ahead Arsenal Clash

UCL: Bayern Dealt Double Injury Blow Ahead Arsenal Clash

Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that the former Bundesliga champions will be without Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Arsenal on Wednesday night.

With only the Champions League left to fight for between now and the end of the season, Bayern seek a repeat of their last two home fixtures with Arsenal in 2015 and 2017, which ended 5-1 on both occasions.

The Bavarians were on course for a 2-1 first-leg success at the Emirates last week as Gnabry and Harry Kane cancelled out Bukayo Saka’s strike.

But Leandro Trossard drew Mikel Arteta’s side level with a 76th-minute strike.

Six minutes before Trossard got Arsenal back on terms, former Gunners academy graduate Gnabry was forced to leave the field with a hamstring strain, which rendered him unavailable for the weekend’s clash with Koln.

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Instead, Kingsley Coman started on the right flank at the Allianz Arena, but the Frenchman’s race was run just five minutes into the second half with an adductor injury.

After a statement on Bayern Munich’s website revealed that Coman would be out for several weeks, Tuchel confirmed in his pre-game press conference that neither he nor Gnabry would be fit to play face Arsenal on Wednesday.

Bayern will also have to do without left-back Alphonso Davies due to suspension.

Meanwhile, Arsenal would hope to bounce back from the disappointment of losing to Aston Villa at the Emirates on Sunday.

Late goals from Leon Bailey and Olie Watkins put a dent on Arsenal’s title hopes.

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