Kingsley Coman

Kingsley Coman injury update ahead of Bayern vs Arsenal Champions League clash

Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman is a major doubt ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash against Arsenal on April 17.

The Frenchman started in the Bavarians’ 2-0 win over FC Koln on the weekend but was subbed off after 50 minutes.

Kingsley Coman Injury: Status for Bayern vs Arsenal?

Coman played for 50 minutes but took a tumble shortly after play resumed for the second half. He was visibly in pain and was unable to even leave the pitch by himself and was assisted by Bayern’s medical staff.

The extent of the injury seemed pretty serious and it does not look like one a player can walk off in a matter of days. This casts his participation in the Bayern vs Arsenal game into a major doubt, with Coman likely to be sidelined. He will mostly join Serge Gnabry on the sidelines after the former Arsenal man picked up a hamstring injury that will rule him out.

Gnabry was on target in the first leg, along with a Harry Kane penalty, which saw Bayern take a 2-2 draw away from London. Kingsley Coman, too, came agonisingly close to scoring in the second half as his close-range effort bounced off the upright and out.

The second leg will be played at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, April 17.

Arsenal’s record at the Allianz Arena

As Mikel Arteta and his young side gear up for their biggest game of the season, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and look at some of Arsenal’s past visits to Bayern.

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Bayern vs Arsenal in 2013, which ended in a 2-0 win for the Gunners. (Getty Images)

The Gunners have played five games at the Allianz Arena till date, and have not had much positivity coming out of those games. They have won just once away from home, drawn once, and lost three times. Two of those defeats were by a 5-1 margin, while the other was 3-1.

The only win came back in March 2013, when Bayern vs Arsenal ended in a 2-0 win for the Gunners, having lost the first leg 3-1. However, they were eliminated on away goals.

Now, Arteta and his well-constructed squad have the chance to do something special when they travel to Munich.

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