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Watford 0-3 Arsenal: We have to attack Bayern Munich, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal have left themselves little option but to attack Bayern Munich head on in their Champions League showdown at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners remained second in the Barclays Premier League table following the 3-0 win at Watford on Saturday evening, which was secured with an impressive second-half display.

Wenger was impressed by the relentless attitude of his side when they had taken the lead just after the hour through Alexis Sanchez, with further goals from Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey seeing off the spirited Hornets.

It was another encouraging display following on from the demolition of Manchester United before the international break, when the Gunners raced into a 3-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes.

Wenger, though, accepts his side face a stern challenge of their potential when the German giants come to north London for tomorrow night's European tie.

Arsenal are bottom of Group F following successive defeats in their opening two fixtures.

By contrast, Munich have a 100% European record this term, scoring eight without reply, and on Saturday beat Werder Bremen 1-0 to set a record for the best start to a domestic season with their ninth consecutive Bundesliga victory.

"We are now in a position where we can focus really and give everything on Tuesday night," Wenger said following the win at Vicarage Road, where both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil again impressed.

"I will have to see how we prepare for this game now and decide what we really want to do.

"The confidence level is there, the required result is there as well, because we know exactly what is needed - a 0-0 is not even a good result. To score goals, we have to attack."

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