Arsenal won’t be a pushover

Julian Harris
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ARSENAL still pose a threat to their European rivals despite recent woes on the pitch, Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes warned on the weekend.

The German league-leaders arrive in London this morning ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League clash at the Emirates stadium.

Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup with an embarrassing home defeat to Championship side Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and lie fifth in the Premier League table, 21 points behind leaders Manchester United.

Yet Heynckes said his team must not be complacent. “Arsenal have recovered their rhythm recently. They’re very, very good in attack. I warn against underestimating this team,” he said.

Bayern, 15 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, expect to have Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez back from injury for the tie.