Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has warned Arsenal that the Bavarians will be up for it at the Allianz Arena and do everything in their power to gather three points which will confirm their qualification into the knockout stages of the Champions League. The Gunners shocked Bayern with a 2-0 victory at the Emirates, giving themselves a glimmer of hope of qualifying into the next stage, following a catastrophic start to their European campaign.
The north London club sat back and invited pressure upon themselves, but did so with aplomb, restricting the Bundesliga Champions to very few clear cut opportunities. Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal had a great game, making a couple of astute saves to deny Bayern.
Meanwhile, on the other end, the Gunners hit the Bundesliga club on the break and scored through Olivier Giroud, who got on the end of a free-kick by Santi Cazorla. The flight of the ball was misjudged by Manuel Neuer and the Frenchman got himself on the score-sheet by managing to bundle the ball into the net. Mesut Ozil got the second in injury time by getting on the end of a brilliant pass by Hector Bellerin.
Lewandowski, who has been in brilliant form since the turn of the season, has gone on a goalless streak himself over the past couple of games and is desperate to get on the score-sheet.
"I've gone two games without a goal now, obviously I want to score again. I will give everything for that," Lewandowski said, as quoted by Goal. "We desperately need points. We have to show who is the better team.
"We have to stay concentrated and focused, then we have a very good chance to beat Arsenal. We have to get the points. We're playing at home and will give our all."
Arsenal are in good form going into the fixture, having lost only once in October, which was while fielding a weakened side against Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.