Three key battles that could decide Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

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Declan Rice, Jamal Musiala
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Jamal Musiala vs Declan Rice

Jamal Musiala will have an important role to play if Bayern Munich are to have any chance of getting the better of Arsenal. The talented playmaker should start in his favoured number ten role against Arsenal, and will look to run the show for Bayern with his usual effortless grace.

Still only 21, Musiala has already established himself as the man for the big occasions for Bayern. And he will be determined to play a starring role on the Champions League stage against Arsenal.

Tasked with stopping Musiala in his tracks will be Arsenal defensive midfielder Declan Rice. The England international has slotted in seamlessly since his big-money switch to Arsenal, and is one of the best holding midfielders in the world. He is excellent at winning the ball back, taking attacking players on in physical duels, and leading the transition from defence to attack.

Rice is also adept at making late runs into the opposition box and being a threat in the Arsenal attack, which is something Musiala will have to be mindful of. This promises to be a fascinating battle between two quality players, and we cannot wait to see who comes out on top.