Wenger upbeat ahead of Bayern showdown | World Soccer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident his side can overturn a 3-1 deficit when they face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League tie on Wednesday.

Trailing 3-1 from the first leg Arsenal have been qritten off in some quarters, but Wenger believes his side will prevail.

“It is a miracle we are still in the competition but we are up for this game and I think we will go through,” Wenger told a news conference on Tuesday.

“We will have to play at a high tempo and rely on the high quality of our pace and movement. We failed to do that in the first match but I am confident we will produce the kind of performance that we need to this time.

“Bayern had the chance to win the game by four goals and that would have knocked us out, so they will be feeling a little bit less confident and it up to us to take advantage of it.”

The good news for Wenger is that winger Robert Pires looks set to return after missing two games with an ankle injury.

“Pires was very good in training, but Edu has a problem and we have sent him for a scan so we will have to make a final decision on Wednesday morning,” Wenger added.

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