Aaron Ramsey insists Arsenal can compete for the Champions League this season and are not merely making up the numbers.

The Gunners face last season’s finalists, Bayern Munich, in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

While Ramsey respects the Germans’ quality, he believes Arsène Wenger’s side have the ability to progress in the competition.

“On our day we're capable of producing good results against anybody and we've proven that over the last few seasons,” he said. “But consistency has been the issue with us.

On our day we're more than capable of producing great performances and great results

“Whether it will take us to win something before we actually believe that we can go on and be a threat in everything, I don't know. On our day we're more than capable of producing great performances and great results.

"Munich got to the final last season and are so successful in this competition and in their league over many years now. It will be a tough game, but we’re confident that on our day we can give anybody a good game and come out on top.

“There are a lot of important games coming up which we are looking forward to. We have two competitions now where we are looking to achieve something and hopefully get some silverware. We are on a good run and hopefully can continue that in the Bayern Munich game.”

Ramsey believes that finishing the season strongly and securing a top-four place could help the team push on for greater success next term.

“The way we got third last season was quite an achievement and it's going to be another battle this year,” he said. “It will maybe go down to the last few games so we'll have to stay on our toes and keep getting results.

“Hopefully we can do that again, and who knows in the cup competitions maybe win something and we'll have a good crack at the Premier League next season.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 18 Feb 2013