Bayern have been dealt a significant injury blow ahead of their Champions League clash with Arsenal. Even though Arsenal finished top of their group while Bayern were behind Atletico Madrid, the Bavarians will head into the encounter as favorites.
However, Bayern will not be at full strength following the news that key defender Jerome Boateng will be ruled out by injury. According to German outlet Kicker, the former Manchester City star is now out until the start of March and will therefore miss both games against Arsenal.
In addition to the absence of Boateng, Bayern have a concerning lack of options in defense with Matt Hummels and Javi Martinez now the only centre-backs available to play.