Munich - FC Bayern Munich step out at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening (kick off 20:45 CET - LIVE updates on bundesliga.com) seeking to complete the job they began so effectively in London three weeks ago and book their ticket for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals at Arsenal FC's expense.

Beaten finalists in two of the past three seasons - most painfully against Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out on home turf last May - the runaway Bundesliga leaders are naturally enough keen to go one better this time around.

Heynckes opts for caution


That would involve a return trip to the British capital for the final on 25 May, a prospect skipper Philipp Lahm is relishing: "For us it's not about going to Wembley, it's about reaching the final of the Champions League. Every final is something very unique and really special."

One step at a time, though, and head coach Jupp Heynckes issued a salient reminder that his charges would not be resting on their laurels despite their two-goal advantage from the away leg - not least in light of their opponents' battling comeback at the same stage of the competition last year, when they eventually bowed out 4-3 on aggregate to AC Milan having lost the first game 4-0 at the San Siro.

"Only bothered about Bayern"


Indeed, the north London outfit will take to the pitch as the Premier League's sole remaining representatives in Europe's elite club tournament, and Lahm acknowledged that it would be "a huge surprise if there are no English teams in the quarter-finals [...] but at the end of the day, I'm not interested in the fortunes of English teams, I'm only bothered about Bayern." And as far as the specifics of this game are concerned: "Arsenal will need to attack, but we aim to make clear tomorrow that there's nothing to be had for them here."

The hosts will have to do so minus the services of Franck Ribery, after the in-form French winger suffered an ankle ligament injury in Saturday's late victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf. That success incidentally made it ten wins out of ten in 2013 for Bayern, who have ousted holders Dortmund from the DFB Cup in addition to beating Arsenal first time round and sweeping all before them in the Bundesliga.

Robben for Ribery


In addition to Ribery, whose absence means a likely start for Arjen Robben, Bayern will also be without suspended duo Jerome Boateng and Bastian Schweinsteiger, with Daniel van Buyten and Luis Gustavo respectively expected to step up to the mark at the back and in defensive midfield.

Visitors Arsenal, currently fifth in the Premier League table and struggling for consistency, will be missing midfielder Jack Wilshire, one of their most impressive performers in the first leg. The 21-year-old English international is still labouring with an ankle injury picked up in the 2-1 derby defeat at Tottenham Hotspur the weekend before last - the Gunners' most recent competitive outing.

Coach Arsene Wenger may well opt to shift Aaron Ramsey into a more central role to plug that gap, while up front Lukas Podolski, scorer of Arsenal's goal in the first meeting, looks set for a run-out at his former stomping ground after recovering from a "slight injury" problem.

Possible line-ups:

Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, van Buyten, Dante, Alaba - Martinez, Luiz Gustavo - Müller, Kroos, Robben - Mandzukic

Arsenal: Szczesny - Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen - Diaby, Arteta - Walcott, Ramsey, Santi Cazorla - Giroud