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Published: Thu, February 16, 2017
Sports | By Jaime Goodwin

Arsenal Warned By Arturo Vidal That Bayern Munich Will Show True Face

Arsenal Warned By Arturo Vidal That Bayern Munich Will Show True Face

Both teams met during the Champions League group stages last season when then Bayern boss Pep Guardiola inflicted a 5-1 defeat on the London-based club. At full throttle, the balletic playmaker has the ingenuity to win any game of football. "We know that we can change some of the negative feelings around because of what's going on in the Premier League at the moment".

Bayern, who knocked out Arsenal at this stage of the competition in 2005, 2013 and 2014, got off to a flawless start.

Bayern extended their Champions League record to 16 home wins by flooring the Gunners with three goals in ten second-half minutes.

"If we don't play better against Arsenal, it will be very hard". "But we must play well from back to front". They've been outclassed and outplayed and they did at a canter, ' the Sportsmail columnist said on BT Sport.

Perhaps fittingly, the night ended with a late Bayern goal when substitute Thomas Muller took advantage of sloppy play by the visitors to fire home from inside the area to round of the scoring and give Ancelotti's side a healthy advantage heading into the second leg.

The Gunners and Bayern know each well, with the Germans having won five of their 10 meetings in Europe.

Bayern knocked Arsenal out at the same stage in 2005, 2013 and 2014 and were looking comfortably placed to make it four times after romping through Wednesday's first leg.

Aside from a brief flurry either side of Alexis Sanchez's first-half equaliser, when the Arsenal forward converted his saved penalty at the second attempt, Arsene Wenger's team were outplayed, outpassed and outthought by the Bundesliga leaders. "We all love our coach, and we don't concentrate on anything other than the next game". A game at Stamford Bridge is essentially a guaranteed L for the table, and this stubbornness has seen itself transfer into Champions League fixtures.

To Robben and thousands of Bayern fans, it is Arsenal who are moving in the right direction.

"There is no need to be pessimistic".

Philipp Lahm floated a flawless cross into the box and Lewandowski rose high above defender Shkodran Mustafi to drill in a header in the 53rd minute. "That would be nice", he added, with the return leg at the Emirates Stadium on March 7.

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