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

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in Munich, southern Germany, February 7. Lewandowski and Bayern face Arsenal on Wednesday evening at Allianz Arena. Christof Stach/AFP

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has warned that Arsenal will struggle for chances when it travels to Bavaria on Wednesday evening for the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.

Arsenal, 10 points off the pace of leaders Chelsea at the top of the English Premier League, was knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern in 2013 and 2014, though Poland forward Lewandowski warned against showing complacency in Allianz Arena.

“The win in Ingolstadt [in the Bundesliga at the weekend] was very important,” Lewandowski told Bayern’s official website. “Now we’re focused on the Champions League.

“Everyone’s waiting for this game. It will be a big challenge for us. I hope we can deliver a good performance and play really well here in Munich,” he continued. “We need to concentrate on ourselves. If we play our game then Arsenal probably won’t get many chances. But we must play well from back to front.”

Arsenal has fallen at the last 16 stage of the Champions League in each of the past six years.