Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, has compared Arsenal’s rocky season to the German giants’.
Although Bayern remain top of the Bundesliga table by seven points, since the Christmas break, they’ve found it difficult to grind out results. They’ve done it but, similar to Arsenal, the ‘lower’ teams are no longer scared to face them.
Speaking ahead of Bayern’s Champions League clash against Arsenal, the goalkeeper compared our seasons and, according to him, they’re quite similar.
“When the floodlights are on, concentration levels are a bit higher, but you mustn’t assume that you’ll automatically do better,” he said.
“We know from experience that anything can happen in games against strong opponents, nuances can make the difference. Arsenal like having the ball. So do we. Like us, they have had highs and lows this season, moments of outstanding and some poorer games. They’re not the perfect draw for us. But we’re not the perfect draw for them either.”
The huge difference is that Bayern ARE still top of their league table. They ARE still getting the results, which is what many say is the mark of true champions. They may not look convincing but on paper, their form is fine.
The Premier League is a lot tighter with just three points separating 2nd and 5th.
It’ll be interesting to see how Bayern fare against tougher opposition. Although this is assuming that Arsenal actually show up at the Allianz looking well-rested and professional, rather than lads who have just returned from a four-day bender in Magaluf.
Source: The Sport.