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No Robben for Bayern against Arsenal in UEFA Champions League

Arsenal v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen speaks to Jack Wilshere of Arsenal at the end of the match during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Arsenal and FC Bayern Muenchen at Emirates Stadium on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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Arjen Robben is close to a return for Bayern Munich, but not quite match fit.

And while that’s bad news for the Bundesliga, it suits Arsenal’s UEFA Champions League desires just fine.

The Gunners badly need a win against Bayern on Tuesday at the Emirates Stadium after dropping a pair of early Group F matches to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos.

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Behind the 8-ball ahead of two matches against the German powers, who’ve smoked the same opponents by a combined score of 8-0, Arsenal needs every advantage it can find.

Kingsley Coman is back for Bayern, while Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba will be ready to go as well. So they’re still good.

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