Robert Lewandowski believes Bayern Munich can shut put Arsenal when they play in the round of 16, but only if Bayern is in top form.
The Die Roten will once again play a familiar foe in the Gunners in the last-16, with the first leg at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern have not necessarily being in top form, but opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga after a late 2-0 win over Ingolstadt.
Lewandowski acknowledged the importance of the result heading into the upcoming match with Arsene Wenger’s men.
And he believes that, at their best, his team-mates are capable of nullifying the threat from the Gunners, telling Bayern’s official website: “The win in Ingolstadt was very important. Now we’re focused on the Champions League.
“Everyone’s waiting for this game. It will be a big challenge for us. I hope we can deliver a good performance and play really well here in Munich.
“Arsenal have very good footballers. They know what it means to play in the Champions League.
“We need to concentrate on ourselves. If we play our game then Arsenal probably won’t get many chances. But we must play well from back to front.”
Bayern have knocked the Gunners out of the Champions League three times in the past four seasons, with the Bavarians going on to win the trophy in 2012-13 as part of a treble.