Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal cannot just sit back and defend, despite wanting to just get one point as they visit Bayern on Wednesday.
Wenger’s men kept their last 16 hopes alive, with a 2-0 win over Bayern on match day 3 and they’ve secured a draw and a win in their last two visits to the Allianz Arena.
Bayern were held to their first draw in the bundesliga against Frankfurt, but Wenger feels it will be costly to sit deep against them.
“I would sign today to take a point but to sit off Bayern,” the Arsenal manager said. “But with their offensive quality, that would be difficult to maintain for 90 minutes.
“We have to relieve the pressure whenever we can and try to score goals. That is the structure of our team, to attack.
“If we set out our players only to defend then I don’t think we’ll be so efficient. We have to play every time we can.”
Arsenal stretched their recent run of form to five wins in six matches with a 3-0 victory away to Swansea City on Saturday and Wenger is confident his side is continuing to grow in strength.
“It was impressive because if you look at our away results since the start of the season, we have won at Crystal Palace and Watford, at Newcastle and at Swansea,” he added. “So it looks like the team has stabilised and is growing as a unit. So let’s grow even more.
“We are certainly more stable defensively but that is from the start of January. If you look at the points we have taken from January 1, we have taken more points than anyone else.”