Arsenal kick off their International Champions Cup campaign in Los Angeles against their Champions League bogey team Bayern Munich on Thursday.
International Champions Cup 2019
Match: Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich
Date And Time: 18th July, Thursday- 8:30am IST
Venue: Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles
|Arsenal||Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Chambers, Thompson, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Lacazette, Nelson, Martinelli.|
|Bayern Munich||Neuer; Kimmich, Pavard, Sule, Alaba, Martinez, Thiago, Muller, Gnabry, Coman, Lewandowski.|
Head to Head Record
It’s safe to say that Kovac’s side have had the better of this tie over the years; it’s almost common knowledge that Arsenal always seem to be drawn against – and lose to – the German side whenever they face them in Europe.
Since 2000, the Gunners have only managed to beat Bayern three times out of 12 attempts, whereas their opponents have claimed victory on seven of the 12 occasions.
This trend has been particularly prominent in the most recent clashes, with the Germans winning the last three meetings 3-1.
Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the US with the Gunners amid transfer speculation. Alex Iwobi, Mohamed Elneny, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi are also absent from the party after their respective international exploits.
Lucas Hernandez and Alphonso Davies are the only notable absentees from a strong Bayern squad.