Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said that Arsenal would be a tough opponent for their Champions League clash.
He said that the team has improved a lot in recent weeks and that they should be difficult to beat.
The goalkeeper said that it is never easy to play away first and that they have to accept this fact given that they have finished second in their group. He believes that they have the necessary resources to win the game and go to the next round.
This is the fourth time in the last five years that both teams have been paired together and Manuel Neuer believes that this could be their toughest game so far. He said that players such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are in top form and that they could be hard to play against. He believes that Bayern Munich should be at the top of their game if they want to qualify for the next round.
Arsenal fans have been left bewildered with the draw, and they would have thought that finishing first in their group will allow them to get an easier fixture.
Manuel Neuer said that both teams know each other well and that they have to prepare themselves well if they want to beat Arsenal. He believes that both teams are currently doing well in their respective league and it will be important to assess their form in February.
He believes that Arsenal will be ready for this game and that they will want to go to the next round as well. He believes that this will be a good match between two of the best clubs in the world and that it will be an exciting game for fans. He said that he is impatient to play against his national side colleagues such as Ozil and Mustafi.