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Arsenal boss Wenger: Being underdogs will help us

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says being underdogs will suit them in their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Wenger remains confident his side will get off to a strong start in the first leg on Tuesday night and will surprise some observers.

"We are the underdogs - you just need to read the English press to understand that," the Frenchman said.

"We have pressure because we want to do well and we want to win. I believe that whether you are favourites or underdogs, what counts is to play well, make a good pass when you have the ball and defend well when you don't have the ball. All the rest, in our job, you have to take a distance from it.

"What is important is that when you play to win a competition, at some stage you have to play a big team.

"If I listen to your questions, we are not favourites but I trust our quality, our spirit and our mental strength. So see you tomorrow!"

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