Kai Havertz and Declan Rice are running a big risk for Arsenal in second leg with Bayern Munich

Despite all the drama between Arsenal and Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, from penalty calls to handballs and red card decisions, the Gunners managed to avoid a concern that their opponents did not. Alphonso Davies will miss the second leg after receiving a yellow card, meaning he is suspended.

Arsenal had two players in the same scenario going into the game which had raised concerns. Thankfully, neither Declan Rice nor Kai Havertz was booked meaning that both players are indeed available for the clash in Munich next week.

Havertz has been in focus somewhat for his ill-discipline as the highest receiver of bookings in the Arsenal squad, and if he was to get sent off against Aston Villa by picking up two yellow cards, this would take him to 10 for the season and incur an additional two-match ban. Thankfully he avoided a booking against Brighton, which would have added significant pressure to the weekend clash.

The danger is not over, however. Yellow card suspension tallies are not wiped until after the quarter-finals have completed, meaning both Rice and Havertz remain at risk.

If either were to be booked in the game against Bayern in the Allianz Arena next week, they would be suspended for the following match. Should Arsenal progress, this would be the home fixture against either Real Madrid or Manchester City in the semi-finals of the competition.

Losing either player would be a massive blow to Mikel Arteta, but certainly Rice in particular would be the most concerning. The midfielder has not missed a single game for the club all season, barring the third-round Carabao Cup win over Brentford in which he was given some time off for recovery.

He has been arguably the most influential player on the side throughout the course of the campaign and losing him for a clash with one of the two aforementioned sides would be awful. Arsenal do now have Thomas Partey back with the group and available and he could even start with Rice in the Allianz next week as Arteta looks to secure a massive win away from home.

Discipline has certainly improved significantly under Arteta. It started out poorly with red cards and other issues but that has changed and the club currently have the best discipline record in the Premier League.

Hopefully, it will extend to the Champions League and the club will make it through the second leg and progress unscathed. Otherwise, Arteta will be leaning on the depth in his side to help them past quite a tough last-four opponent.