'Why we're better equipped for Bayern'

Theo Walcott

Having played them in three of the past four seasons, it should come as no surprise that we have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Theo Walcott has played in many of those matches against the German giants, but says it will be a very different Arsenal that will line up for the first leg on February 15.

“You’ve got to face the best teams in the Champions League,” he said. “They won’t want to play Arsenal. I’m not going to lie when I say that it’s going to be a very difficult game, we know how hard it’s going to be.

“We’ve just got to look at ourselves and think how we’ve improved this season compared to the seasons we’ve played them recently. We lost 5-1 at their place last season, we can’t be doing stuff like that. We’re a lot more resilient this year.

“I can’t really see that happening. We’re a lot more focused and dedicated. Who knows? We’ll see, but we’ll give them a good game, definitely.”


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