Harry Kane & Manuel Neuer injury updates ahead of Arsenal UCL clash

  • Harry Kane and Manuel Neuer emerged as injury doubts during break
  • Arsenal face Bayern in first leg of UCL quarter-final tie on 9 April
  • Both players expected to be fit
Bayern Munich are taking on Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals
Bayern Munich are taking on Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals / Marcel Engelbrecht - firo sportphoto/GettyImages

Bayern Munich have received positive updates regarding the injuries sustained by Manuel Neuer and Harry Kane ahead of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Arsenal in April.

The Gunners progressed into the last eight of the competition for the first time since 2010 after they dramatically overcame FC Porto on penalties. However, Arsenal were dealt a tough end when they were drawn against Bayern in the quarters. The winner of that tie will then face either Real Madrid or Manchester City in the semi-finals.

Bayern so often dismantled the Gunners during their meetings towards the end of the Arsene Wenger era. The last three duels have ended 5-1 in the German side's favour. However, there's plenty of optimism surrounding Mikel Arteta's unit heading into this two-legged affair given the campaign Bayern have endured thus far. Die Roten look set to finally relinquish their status as the Bundesliga's dominant force with Bayer Leverkusen set to coast to the domestic title.

If Bayern are to move on to the semi-finals, Thomas Tuchel will need his imperious goalkeeper and sharpest of shooters available to him.

Harry Kane & Manuel Neuer injury updates ahead of Arsenal UCL clash

Arsenal fans will be keeping a particularly close eye on the status of Harry Kane over the coming days. The England striker has been in prolific form this term and leads Europe's top ten leagues for combined goals and assists (40 - seven more than anyone else).

He did, however, withdraw from the England squad for their March internationals having picked up an ankle injury during Bayern's win over Darmstadt just before the break.

Despite his withdrawal, Kane isn't expected to miss much time at all. Tottenham's all-time record goalscorer is set to be back in team training on Wednesday and is even expected to be fit for Der Klassiker against Borussia Dortmund this weekend.

With Arsenal hosting the first leg against Bayern on 9 April, Kane should be absolutely fine.

There are more question marks surrounding Manuel Neuer, although his setback has only been described as "small" by the club's goalkeeper coach, Michael Rechner. The German great tore a muscle fibre in his left adductor on international duty but is expected to be fit for the trip to north London next month.

Sven Ulreich is set to deputise for Neuer against Dortmund this weekend.

While Raphael Guerreiro is an early injury doubt, it looks as if Bayern will have all their heavy hitters available for the quarter-final tie.