Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil believes Arsenal can beat Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium on October 20 and also win this season’s UEFA Champions League on one condition.
Ozil stated that the only way the Gunners can achieve that feat is to play at the meteoric level they dismantled Manchester United 3-0 last Sunday.
How Arsenal will sustain such consistent display like that against Louis van Gaal’s side remains a sophism after they had previously lost their first two Group F matches to less fancied opponents Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos.
Bayern meanwhile have been the giant slayers this season in the Bundesliga and Europe, and Pep Guardiola’s side romped to a 5-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the weekend but Ozil is confident they’re vulnerable.
Ozil told German tabloid Bild: “It is true that there is a lot of pressure on us in the Champions League. We can beat Bayern, though, if we play at the same level as against Manchester United,” Ozil told Bild.
“I was a bit surprised to see Bayern beat Dortmund 5-1. Bayern’s results show that they are in great form.
“We have a lot of respect for Bayern, but we are not afraid of them. We are playing at home and we know how to score goals and be successful against Bayern.
“Of course, it will not be easy, but we have the potential to beat any team.”