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Bayern Munich Star Robert Lewandowski Warns Arsenal Ahead of Champions League Clash

Bayern Munich Star Robert Lewandowski Warns Arsenal Ahead of Champions League Clash

And despite much speculation about his future in recent weeks, Wenger has not been short of admirers in the build up to the clash at the Allianz Arena.

Arsene Wenger's troops need to have belief to beat the German champions, but that is something sadly lacking after not only their recent shortcomings against Bayern, but a awful record against the top six in England.

Pundit and former Arsenal star Ian Wright predicted that Wenger would last the season but not beyond: "I just get the impression in him and looking at him that's it".

Qualify for Europe, scrape through the group stage, and get knocked out by Bayern Munich or Barcelona in the round of 16, repeat.

"We have already won there and I feel we have a chance to go through", said Wenger.

Lahm, a seven-time Bundesliga champion and 2012-13 Champions League victor, is only 33, but Tarnat - the sporting director of Bayern's junior team, having played for the club for six years - is confident the versatile defender knows what is best for him.

"I have nothing to hide there, it will be Ospina because of the quality of his performances", he said.


What: Arsenal at FC Bayern Munich in the first leg of the two-leg Round of 16 in UEFA Champions League. "So what we want is to do well this week and qualify against Bayern Munich".

Recent Premier League losses to Watford and Chelsea threatened to push Arsenal toward crisis, but the fourth-place Gunners remain in the hunt for league (as longshots) and FA Cup glory.

The circus surrounding Arsenal has nearly become larger than the club itself, but from Germany, you can not see the big top, just an excellent football team keeping pace with Pep Guardiola and staying ahead of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp.

"Here in Germany, all teams set out to defend when they are playing Bayern", Vidal was quoted as saying by TZ.

Wenger's contract at Arsenal runs out at the end of the season and he has yet to agree to a new deal amid increasing discontent among fans at the team's failure to mount a strong title challenge. When the Round of 16 draw was announced, Arsenal tweeted, "We'll play @FCBayern (AGAIN!) in the last of 16".

"Arsenal have very good players, but we need to concentrate on ourselves and if we play our best football, Arsenal probably won't have many chances".