Mesut Ozil has transformed Arsenal into title challengers according to Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm.
“Arsenal have a very good team, but it is the form of Mesut that has turned them into challengers,” said Lahm,” Özil told Arsenal Player.
“They are seriously challenging Manchester City for the title in England, and even after a poor start in Europe they can challenge for the Champions League.
“We don’t get beaten often, but we did in London. That would have given Arsenal confidence, and I am sure they now have the belief they can come to Munich and get a good result.”
Arsenal were crushed 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring on 10 minutes. Muller doubled the home sides lead on 29 minutes and Alaba gave Bayern a comfortable 3-0 lead going into the half time break.
Second half substitute Arjen Robben scored the fourth soon after the interval. Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal a glimmer of hope when he pulled one back on 69 minutes but Muller rubbed more salt in the wounds when he scored Bayern’s fifth.
The defeat saw Arsenal drop into last place in the group and will have to beat Olympiakos in Greece if they are to stand any chance of progressing to the next stage.