Lahm: Bayern eyeing Emirates repeat

Bayern Munich will be aiming for a repeat of last season's result at the Emirates when they face Arsenal again in the Champions League this Wednesday.

Bayern Munich's midfielder Thomas Mueller and his teammates celebrate during the German

On the same day a year ago, Bayern took a decisive step towards the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Arsene Wenger's men and, despite suffering a scare in the return leg, the foundations for their progress were laid by scoring three away goals.

They may arrive with a new coach in Pep Guardiola, but the approach will be the same, according to captain Philipp Lahm.

"We're not going to play for a 0-0," he said at a press conference in Munich on Monday. "Of course we want to win in London. Bearing in mind our last result there, we can travel with a lot of confidence.

"We can't wait to get back in (Champions League) action."

Since losing the second leg of their last-16 tie a year ago, only Manchester City have managed to beat Bayern in a competitive match, excluding the German Supercup defeat to Borussia Dortmund last summer.

Lahm therefore recognises how Premier League opponents pose the greatest threat to the Bavarians becoming the first team successfully to defend their Champions League crown.

"It's not going to be easy," he warned. "And they've picked up some self-confidence against Liverpool at the weekend."

Bayern will fly to London on Tuesday without Franck Ribery, who has started running once again, but is some way off returning to team training after undergoing surgery on his buttock.

Guardiola is also without Xherdan Shaqiri, who pulled his thigh after scoring two goals in a 4-0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.



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