What can be termed an advantage for a rival club is now dubbed as a massive injury blow for Arsenal.
According to report, Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is likely to be fit for their Champions League game against Arsenal, reveals Carlo Ancelotti.
Arsenal travel to Germany on 15 February to face Bayern for what feels like the 1000th time in our history and it appears as if Thiago, who picked up an injury in training, will be able to play.
Ancelotti: "Thiago doesn't have a big problem, he will probably be out for 3 weeks. I hope he will be ready for the Arsenal game" pic.twitter.com/AZ8AWMTQ6f
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 8, 2017
Upon his return, however, the Spain international appeared to run into an injury problem 30 minutes into Bayern’s training session in Qatar. The muscular problem has sidelined the 25-year-old but boss, Ancelotti, is convinced that he’ll only be out for three weeks, giving him enough time to recover ahead of the Arsenal clash.
To be fair, as important as Thiago is to Bayern, if they’re going to beat us, they’re going to beat us. I doubt one player will make much of a difference.