Former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger Arjen Robben admits Bayern Munich are worried about Arsenal in the Champions League.
The two sides are preparing to meet for the fourth time in five seasons in the Champions League and Robben, who was speaking to the Telegraph said he would have rather been drawn against Premier League champions, Leicester.
I’d rather play Leicester. That would be different – not easier, or more difficult, just different.
Claudio Ranieri, who signed Robben for Chelsea, may have been hoping for a big name draw but face La Liga side Sevilla in the next round.
The winger admits that any teams remaining in the draw can win the competition, as Bayern target European glory once again under Carlo Ancelotti this season.
There are 16 teams left and of those 16 teams maybe there are seven or eight who can win it, realistically. Maybe a big surprise will win it and I’m not being fair on the other seven or eight teams. In the Champions League only one weak 45 minutes and you are out.
Arsenal? I think they have improved again compared to last year and, of course, we have faced them over the last few years and have always won or went through to the next round. But I think this is maybe going to be the most difficult one because of their status at the moment.
The Bundesliga outfit head into the game in good form, they’re yet to taste defeat since their surprise 3-2 defeat to FC Rostov in the Champions League group stage back in November.
Munich also find themselves seven points clear of their nearest rivals RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga table after opening up a gap following the winter break.