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Bayern Munich dealt double blow ahead of Champions League reunion with Arsenal

Bayern Munich dealt double blow ahead of Champions League reunion with Arsenal

Bayern Munich have been dealt a double blow ahead of their Champions League showdown with Arsenal next month.

The German giants were drawn against the Gunners in a thrilling quarter-final tie, which will see former Tottenham captain Harry Kane return to north London.

Bayern, who knocked Arsenal out of the competition with an aggregate score of 10-2 in the 2016/17 season, will be without supporters when they travel to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday April 9.

UEFA issued Bayern supporters with a ban from attending their away leg after fans threw fireworks onto the pitch during their 3-1 win at Lazio in the last-16.

They were also fined €40,000 after travelling fans set off fireworks during their 2-1 win at FC Copenhagen in October.

The Bundesliga champions were given a suspended one-match ban from purchasing away tickets in December and the subsequent incident at Lazio triggered the ban.

Bayern have now confirmed January signing Sacha Boey will be out for “the next few weeks” with a hamstring injury.

“FC Bayern will be without full-back Sacha Boey for the next few weeks,” the club said in a statement.

“The new arrival this winter suffered a torn muscle in his left hamstring during training on Wednesday. The diagnosis was confirmed by the FC Bayern medical unit.”

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has also picked up a fresh injury concern and was ruled out of Germany’s upcoming friendlies with France and the Netherlands after sustaining an adductor issue.

“Manuel Neuer left early due to a torn muscle fiber in his left adductor and is out of the two upcoming international matches,” read a statement from the German FA.

“He sustained the injury in training this morning.”

Bayern are at risk of losing their grip on the Bundesliga title this season and trail Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen by ten points ahead of Thomas Tuchel’s exit.

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