Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/13/13
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen feels he and his team-mates owe it to manager Arsene Wenger to give everything against Bayern Munich . The Gunners are on the brink of a Champions League exit after the first leg of the last-16 tie against Bayern at Emirates Stadium ended in a 3-1 defeat. But Vermaelen remains convinced his side can overturn that deficit to progress to the quarter-finals. Wenger has come under fire in the face of another trophyless season at the club and the Belgian center-back believes the boss deserves a big performance from his side. He told The Sun: "Of course we owe the manager. We want to give him something back as well because he gives us confidence and belief." In-form Bundesliga leaders Bayern host Arsenal on the back of nine straight wins in all competitions but Vermaelen is determined the Gunners can pull off a shock, recalling last year's near miss against AC Milan at the same stage. He said: "Of course you go into this game to win and get through....
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