Experience key for Arsenal to halt Lewandowski - Wenger

Manager Arsene Wenger is banking on the experience of defensive duo Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker to stop Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as Arsenal seek a first Champions League win of the campaign.


 Experience key for Arsenal to halt Lewandowski - Wenger

Arsenal host the German champions on Tuesday, knowing a loss would seriously damage their hopes of advancing from the group stage for a 16th straight season after losses to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos Piraeus in their opening two fixtures.

The Gunners should be getting it done to keep Lewandowski under control with the in-structure Polish marksman having effectively enlisted 22 objectives for club and nation this season.

"As a matter of first importance the most ideal approach to battle him (Lewandowski) is for us to have the ball," Wenger told correspondents.

"After that you must be clever with him in light of the fact that inside the case he is remarkable, as a result of his procedure, his completing, his development...

"That is the place we require the experience of Mertesacker and Koscielny to manage that in light of the fact that that will be one of the vital things on the night," the 65-year-old Frenchman included.

In the mean time, Wenger's partner Pep Guardiola says the Gunners have the high ground in the attach as their need to win implies they will take the battle to the Bavarians.

"In this circumstance, they have the point of preference. They need to win. At the point when that happens with these sort of players they are going to make the most ideal execution. I can't expect a group that doesn't battle for an hour and a half," Guardiola told journalists.

"It's the last risk. In life, when you have the last risk you give totally everything and we must be arranged for that against Arsenal," the previous Barcelona chief included.
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