Robert Lewandowski is currently on fire for Bayern Munich but against Arsenal, he failed to score.
Per Mertesacker said after the match that this was no easy feat. In fact, it took the whole team working as a unit to stop the Pole from netting a goal during the Champions League fixture.
The striker has scored a simply mindboggling 16 goals in 13 appearances for the German team and, as a spectator, I was sure he’d manage to put at least one past us at the Emirates. The fact that he didn’t is a testament to our team.
Captain Per made it clear afterwards that it took every once of concentration to keep the striker at bay.
“I think that was a team effort,” the centre-back said.
“It was difficult for him. He always tried to come a bit deeper to get the ball and get into the holes. It was difficult today for him.
“I think he had a great chance in the second half but we have a great goalkeeper for him. It was not easy for him but I think he will score some goals in this season and he’s in good form at the moment. I’m sure he will continue his run.”
Lewandowski is currently one of the best strikers in the world and if we can keep him out, we can keep anyone out. We showed against Bayern that defending as a team and remaining calm really pays off.