Bayern Munich forward, Thomas Muller says Arsenal are under enormous pressure ahead of their UCL clash at the Emirates on Tuesday.
Arsenal lost back-to-back UCL matches and a currently bottom of the group and are in desperate need of a win if they’re to keep the hope of making it out of the group alive.
Muller knows the pressure is firmly on Arsenal, but doesn’t expect an easy win against the embattled EPL team.
“Arsenal are under enormous pressure ahead of the game but you can’t talk about a clear favourite. It’s certainly a game I’m looking forward to,” he said.
“We won the last two games here, and I scored in both games. Tomorrow I will go on the pitch and remember good memories of playing here. We’re all excited, but it’ll be no walk in the park!
“Both teams play an attacking game. In the end I hope it’s a good game, but a better one for us.”
Midfielder Xabi Alonso expressed shock at Arsenal’s Champions League form and described “great respect” for manager Arsene Wenger.
“Of course we’re a bit surprised, but even though they have zero points, they’re still a good team. We’re well prepared,” said the former Real Madrid man.
“Winning the Champions League is one of our big aims, but [the final in] Milan is still far away and we have to take it step by step.
“Wenger is very important for the club, he’s been an important footballing personality. I have great respect for him.”