Ex Bayern Munich Star Advises Wenger To Drop Giroud And Play Iwobi & Ozil Behind Sanchez Against Bayern


Former Germany and Bayern Munich captain Lothar Matthaus has advised manager of Arsenal Arsene Wenger on how best to use Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi against Bayern Munich.

Arsenal will take on Bayern in the UEFA Champions League round of 16, and Matthaus who now writes for the Sun says proper usage of Iwobi and Ozil could help the Gunners shock their host in tomorrow’s encounter.

Matthaus played over 300 games for Bayern Munich in two different spell and also lead Germany to victory as captain at the World Cup in 1990, his view was picked up by Owngoalnigeria.com online editor.

“Arsenal have high quality. You only have to look at Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud to see that, while I also like Alex Iwobi.

“In Munich, I think Arsenal have to leave Giroud on the bench and play Sanchez through the middle.

“Giroud is really just a box player but Munich will play on the front foot and have the ball most of the time.

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“That means Arsenal must play on the counter and that is where Sanchez can do a much more vital and valuable job than Giroud.

“He can use his pace, popping up all over the pitch to take advantage of the space Bayern leave, allowing Iwobi and Ozil to get on the ball.”