Arsène Wenger has revealed he asked Uefa to cancel the away-goal rule after his side were knocked out by Bayern Munich in last season's Champions League.
Arsenal beat Bayern 2-0 at the Allianz Arena to level the aggregate score at 3-3 but were eliminated due to their 3-1 defeat in the first game at Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have been paired with the German giants at the same this year and Wenger thinks the holders will fear his team.
"Certainly yes [Bayern will fear Arsenal]," Wenger said. "If you look at the last five years we've had Barcelona twice, once Milan, and twice Bayern. So no-one can say we are advantaged by the draw.
"Last year we went out on away goals and after that I asked for Uefa to cancel the away goals.
"I think for example, we lost 3-1 here and won 2-0 at Bayern," he added. "It is difficult to win 2-0 to Bayern without conceding a goal.
"Sometimes I think there is a counter-effect as teams play at home not to concede goals. At home the first thing managers say is let's not concede goals."Copyright 2017 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