Lahm believes Arsenal won't go on the attack

Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm is sure that Arsenal will play defensively in the Champions League last-16 tie at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

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The Bavarian giants have won all of their games in 2013 while Arsenal succumbed to a shock defeat against Blackburn in the FA Cup over the weekend.

Bayern are therefore tipped by many to progress to the quarter-finals and are eager to secure a positive result at the home of their north London opponents. 

Pointing to the fact that many sides have been intimidated by their attacking intensity and have therefore played in a conservative fashion, the Germany international feels the onus will be on Bayern to come away with a result. 

"I don't think Arsenal will play offensively and leave us a lot of room. It will be similar to our recent Bundesliga matches," he told TZ.  

"We're going there to win."

With the Gunners heading into the match on the back of a shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Blackburn, Bayern are firm favourites to emerge winners over the two-legged tie, and Lahm is looking forward to the prospect.

"Of course we're looking forward to the match. 

"Arsenal are an absolutely top-class opponent. We are going to travel to London now and lay the groundwork [for the second leg].

"Winning all our games makes me particularly happy. Never having to worry about losing a match is a great feeling. It's a feeling of power!"

Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski dismissed comments that he still is unhappy about not having made the grade at Bayern in the past. 

"I had a great time at Bayern for three years. I have lots of memories of playing for the club and I am proud," he told The Sun.

"I wish I had achieved more there. I won the Cup and the League. Playing for Bayern was still a help, in my life generally. But it went so quickly.

"Bayern is in the past. Now I am at Arsenal and looking forward to achieving things here. I feel it is not productive when you talk about what did or didn't work." 



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