Monday 26 February 2018

Boateng bemoans 'toughest' draw

Bayern Munich's player Jerome Boateng looks on after a news conference this month . REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Bayern Munich's player Jerome Boateng looks on after a news conference this month . REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng believes Arsenal are the toughest opponents the reigning European champions could have drawn to face in the first knock-out round.

The Gunners beat Bayern 2-0 in Munich at the same stage last season but went out on away goals - the German side having won 3-1 at the Emirates.

Arsenal now have Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil in their ranks, and Boateng admitted: "They're the toughest opponents we could have had. They'll be totally up for it after what happened last year. Both matches will be very intense."

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