Arsène Wenger

Bayern not as good as last season

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes that Bayern Munich are good - but not as good as they were last year.

Wenger's Arsenal lost their last-16 first leg clash against Bayern 2-0, but - speaking to Eurosport's Eurogoals programme - he feels that Pep Guardiola's side is eminently beatable.

"Last year, Ribery and Robben were playing together and they were in great shape, so Bayern were really powerful going forward," he said.

"This year they still have an awful lot of possession, but I think they're less dangerous - I think we saw that at Arsenal. Even though we were playing with 10 players they didn't really create an awful lot."

Wenger also spoke about Real Madrid in the light of their thumping last-16 first leg thrashing of Schalke, and believes they are the best team in the tournament: "Real Madrid right now are on a par with anything… For me, this is the team with the best balance."

The Arsenal boss also gives his thoughts on how all the other Champions League ties stand after the first legs - watch the full video above.

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