Pep Guardiola admits Bayern Munich will be on their guard when they visit the Emirates tomorrow night aware that Arsene Wenger has a host of midfield talent at his disposal.
Talking warmly about the challenge posed by the Frenchman, with whom he waged Champions League battle twice during his time at Barcelona, the Spaniard highlighted the Gunners consistency this season as a reason to take their challenge seriously.
“My opinion on Arsene is that I have a lot of respect,” told a press conference yesterday. “His teams have his quality and I have to admire the quality of my opponents.
“We are going to play one team that has all the season been up (leading the league), so now they are third or second in the league, but in the beginning (they were) there. It is a typical team that always puts in a good performance in the Champions League.
“The last eight, nine or 10 years they have been in the Champions League and they are a special team with (Santi) Cazorla, (Mesut) Ozil, (Jack) Wilshere, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain, (Aaron) Ramsey.
“They always have good midfield players, with combinations. You have to be good in both sides in our defensive movements and try to understand their game.”
Without Lionel Messi to dig him out of a hole this time Arseblog News fully expects the Gunners to burn through Guardiola’s air of invincibility in the same way bleach ruins a nice cashmere sweater…of which the Spaniard obviously owns many. The slick bastard…