Bayern Star Philip Lahm Claims Arsenal Are The Biggest Threat To Their Champions League Aspirations

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German skipper wary of Gunners threat.

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Bayern Munich skipper Philip Lahm has said that he is relishing taking on the Gunners in their last 16 tie, but believes that Arsene Wenger’s men pose the biggest threat to their own hopes of making it to the final, the Daily Mirror reports.

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Bayern are currently 13 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and look as though they can comfortably defend both domestic and European titles again this term.

The current Champions League holders qualified as winners of their group comfortable, but a defeat to Manchester City saw questions raised over accusations of over confidence.

However, Lahm has insisted that they are taking the threat of Arsenal seriously and that complacency will not be an issue.

“I think it’s good when you lead from the front, we saw that last season. It gives you so much confidence,” he said.

“The biggest danger for us, right now, is facing Arsenal in the last 16. It’s a tough draw. A lot can happen in those two games. It’ll be two teams that are very good tactically and technically. I’m really looking forward to that game. I think every football fan is.”

The two sides met at the same stage of last year’s tournament with the aggregate score ending at 3-3, though Bayern snuck through on away goals.

And Lahm has said that he is expecting a tougher task this time around having kept an eye on international teammates Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski throughout the campaign.

“I follow Arsenal a bit more this year and they’ve left a good impression. They’ve become much stronger, the squad is more balanced.”

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