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ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger oversees a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at London Colney on February 18, 2013 in St Albans, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger oversees a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at London Colney on February 18, 2013 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger oversees a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at London Colney on February 18, 2013 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

ARSENE WENGER has shown signs of the massive pressure he is under ahead of tonight's Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich by launching a defence of his reign.

The Gunners boss, under more pressure since Saturday's FA Cup defeat at home to Championship side Blackburn, looked like a man on the edge when he snapped at the media ahead of the showdown with Bayern, though he did recall Bayern's defeat to Chelsea in last season's final.

"If I say to you 'we will win it this season' you will laugh at me because we just lost against Blackburn, but it can happen. Unfortunately in football, it is less predictable than that," he said.

"In Europe, we have beaten everybody, which is what people forget, and also we are the only team that has gone into a (Champions League) final without conceding a goal.

"Chelsea last season is a good inspiration for us, to show the same resilience and hope."


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