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Guardiola Expects Tough Game Against Arsenal

Bayern Munich have had a very good start to the season, but manager Pep Guardiola is cautious heading into the Champions League game against Arsenal.

Bayern Munich has been steamrolling through the Bundesliga, along with picking up two wins in the opening games of the Champions League. They beat Olympiacos 3-0 on the Opening Day and then followed that up with a 5-0 thrashing of Dinamo Zagreb. Arsenal on the other hand lost to both Dinamo Zagreb (2-1) and Olympiacos (3-2) which puts them at the bottom of Group F.

The Gunners take on Bayern on Tuesday at the Emirates Stadium and Guardiola believes that Arsenal’s desperation will make them dangerous.

“In this situation, they have the advantage,” Guardiola told The Guardian. “They have to win. When that happens with these kind of players they are going to make the best performance possible. I cannot expect a team that doesn’t fight for 90 minutes.

“It’s the last chance. In life when you have the last chance you give absolutely everything, and we have to be prepared for that against Arsenal.”

Guardiola also had some praise for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, saying that what the Frenchman has done is quite remarkable.

“Twenty years at one club is now impossible,” Guardiola said. “Nobody has that energy any more. It can get boring for the people; Arsène is an exception, like Ferguson was. Wenger is not only a manager, he is a sporting director. He changed the club. They played defensively before he came. Wenger is more than just a manager for this club. He is almost everything. He can be at a club for longer. Me: no!”

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