Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has lost his race to get back from a thigh injury in time to face Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League on Thursday.
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AAP
14 Feb 2017 - 3:23 PM  UPDATED 14 Feb 2017 - 3:23 PM

The Bundesliga giants say Ribery took part only in running exercises on Monday and the clash against the Gunners is too soon after he strained a muscle in training in late January.

Defender Jerome Boateng is also out of the round-of-16 first leg in Munich as he recovers from a chest injury.

Midfielder Xabi Alonso was forced out of Monday's training session with a blow to his knee but Bayern says it was just a precaution.

Five-time champion Bayern has knocked Arsenal out in the round of 16 three times - in 2005, 2013 and 2014.

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