The Gunners were knocked out by Bayern last season on away goals and will face the defending European champions this week.
The French midfielder says that the Gunners are ambitious and are confident of knocking out their illustrious opponents.
According to Evening Standard, he said:
We know it won’t be an easy game because Bayern are a very strong team, but we are Arsenal, we have big ambitions.
If we want to qualify, we have to get a good result against Bayern.
What I will say about this season is that I see a great commitment, I see everyone working very hard on the pitch and helping each other.
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This year, Arsenal have a lot of ambition and are fighting for the league title. We have qualified in the FA Cup and we will do everything to qualify in the Champions League.
We know it will be a difficult game and now it is important to recover very well because we had so many games. Today, we will start thinking about Bayern.
I think the commitment this year is very important, it is very good. We have a collective of players and we need everyone because we want to win a trophy.
We have had difficult games this year and when we have had to fight and compete in these games, we have done so. We have had a lot of victories away from home (eight in the Premier League) and that is very positive for us.
When Arsenal last faced Munich, they defeated the German side 2-0 at the Alianz-Arena but were knocked out on the away goals rule. The Gunners are in good form this season and have a better chance of seeing past the Bundesliga giants over two legs.
We have a good reason to be optimistic as the team produced a very good performance at the weekend to pip Liverpool to the FA Cup quarter-finals and are expected to have several important players back in the side for the all important clash.
Arsenal have only conceded two goals in their last 13 games at home and one of those was a penalty, so the defensive partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker will be crucial if we are to beat the defending champions. If Arsenal were to overcome Bayern Munich, they will need to produce a display laced with determination, steel and sheer hard work.
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