Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been pleased by the Gunners’ first-half of the pre-season tour in Australia, but is now bracing himself for the biggest challenge in China.

This afternoon, Arsenal will face Bayern Munich at the Shanghai Stadium in the International Champions Cup, their most difficult opposition this summer.

“The expectation [against Bayern] is to deal with a quality game and to come out of the game with more confidence. That means we play with the quality we have shown in our first two games [of pre-season]. And to win the game,” he said to

The Gunners beat Sydney FC 2-0 and the Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 at the ANZ Stadium previously, but today’s clash with Bayern is followed by a meeting with Chelsea at the Beijing National Stadium.

Wenger noted how tough it has been to go from one condition in Australia to another in China, revealing his players may have physically suffered as a result.

“For us it was a big change to come over from Australia to Shanghai, with the weather. We trained hard yesterday and today as well, so I think physically we have suffered a little bit. This is another pre-season game and it is good for us to get competition,” he added.

“In the first two games we focused mainly on attacking and in the second part of the tour we will have to focus on defending and attacking because we play against two big opponents.”