Bayern Munich captain Lahm wary of ‘dangerous’ Arsenal

Date published: Sunday 18th October 2015 3:54

Phillip Lahm - Captain expects tough Arsenal test on Tuesday

Phillip Lahm - Captain expects tough Arsenal test on Tuesday

Phillip Lahm insists Bayern Munich will not take Arsenal lightly ahead of the German giants’ Champions League trip to North London.

Arsenal have lost their opening two group stage fixtures to Dynamo Zagreb and Olympiakos, while Bayern have beaten the same duo, scoring eight and conceding none in the process.

The German champions travel to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, where Lahm is expecting the Gunners to be much improved.

“Anybody who knows about football also knows that Arsenal are better than the way they have started this season in Europe, with two defeats,” the World Cup winner told the Bundesliga website.

“They have got some very, very dangerous individuals and certainly it is not going to be easy, but we are ready. We take all of our opponents seriously, otherwise you don’t win nine games in a row in the Bundesliga.

“We are going to London two days before the game because you always have a lot of travelling to do in London and you often spend a lot of time in traffic and it takes more than an hour to get to training.

“It is not the first time we are travelling two days in advance. It is just the way it is, even if we would prefer to stay at home. We always prepare ourselves professionally.”

It is the third time in four season the two sides have met in the competition.

Bayern twice knocked Arsene Wenger’s men out at the last-16 stage, with the German outfit winning 3-1 and 2-0 at the Emirates.

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