Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Poland striker Robert Lewandowski remains one of the biggest threat to his side’s ambition for a knockout place in the ongoing UEFA Champions League campaign.
Lewandowski has 22 goals in 16 games for club and country this season and scored a Champions League winner at the Emirates during his time at Borussia Dortmund.
Defeat in both Wenger’s side opening fixtures has given them an uphill struggle and their task is unlikely to get any easier against Bayern Munich who have maximum points and Wenger has warned that, with Lewandowski about, there can be no repeat of the lapses in concentration that contributed to shock defeats against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos.
“First the best to combat him is for us to have the ball, and after that you have to be shrewd with him,” said Wenger, who has defender Gabriel Paulista back but has hinted he will start with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
“Inside the box he is outstanding, because his technique, his finishing, his movement inside the box, that is where we need the experience of Mertesacker and Koscielny.
“That’s because that will be one of the important things on the night.” Wenger said as quoted on Sky Sports.
Lewandowski who has led the line during Bayern’s strong start to the season however anticipates a difficult challenge against Arsenal, insisting the Gunners who really need to step on the gas wont be an easy nut to crack.