Many are saying in FA circles that fans in all shades are actually clamoring for more Arsenal-Bayern Munich matches after the last whistle came so forlorn for the ten-man Arsenal. In somehow meeting this clamor head on, the north Londoners announced on their website that they would be having Bayern in the pre-season friendly in Shanghai in July as part of the International Champions Cup. No less than Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis bared that it would be "very special for our Chinese fans to see the game of this stature."
Gazidis boasted that the Arsenal has "fantastic following in China". He said there are two Arsenal-Bayern Munich matches expected on the coming summer. Arsenal after the matches will take Chelsea in Beijing's Bird Nest three days later, according to The Standard in UK.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal suffered heavy, humiliating defeats at the hands of Bayern Munich and the Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League last week at the last 16 stage for the seventh successive season. It was the team's biggest home loss in 10-2 aggregate defeat since November 1998 in 5-0 against Chelsea in the League Cup. Despite the humiliation, Gazidis somehow projected to exact revenge in Arsenal-Bayern Munich matches in China banking on their huge fans, even as Wenger yet had to decide whether to accept the contract extension or leave the club.
The latest that broke out in Wenger's stay or go guessing game is that he will be in charge for a biggest shake-ups of the squad where he would likely replace Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil". Quoting a Mirror report, ESPNFC said that Arsenal was "almost resigned" to life without Sanchez and Ozil and Wenger would have a transfer budget of more than £100 million in the summer to effect it. Targets to tap included Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, Kylian Mbappe, Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund, Everton's Ross Barkley, Jack Butland and Jose Luis Gaya. That would accordingly come before the Arsenal-Bayern Munich matches in China.