Mikel Arteta says Arsenal have learnt the lessons of last season and will impose themselves on Bayern Munich from the very first minute on Tuesday night.
Despite a thrilling victory in the second leg of last season’s Champions League last-16 tie against AC Milan, Arsène Wenger’s side were not able to advance to the quarter-finals after being beaten 4-0 in the first match at the San Siro.
We’re playing at home and we have to impose ourselvesMikel Arteta
Arteta says the Gunners will not make the same mistake again, and will fly out of the blocks against Jupp Heynckes’ side at Emirates Stadium.
“We learnt a lot from [the AC Milan] game and how efficient you have to be when you play those teams,” he told Arsenal Player.
“In the first leg, they had five shots and scored four goals. It was like we were ridiculous and the difference wasn’t that big. We showed that in the second leg.
“We went 3-0 up [n the second leg] and could have scored the fourth as well. The small details change it, but efficiency in those games - when you have players that can put the ball in the net - makes a real difference.
“I don’t like 0-0 so we have to win [on Tuesday]. We’re playing at home and we have to impose ourselves. If we don’t concede a goal, that could be a massive difference.”
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19 Feb 2013