London: Bayern Munich are currently the best team in the world and favourites to win the UEFA Champions League, according to Arsene Wenger. But the Arsenal manager believes his side are in a much better mental state to overcome the holders in their European re-match.
The Gunners welcome Pep Guardiola's all-conquering side to their Emirates Stadium home in north London for an eagerly-anticipated last-16, first leg tie on Wednesday. Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern at the same stage of the tournament on away goals last year.
Since then, Bayern have gone from strength to strength and have only lost twice this season, to Borussia Dortmund in their domestic Super Cup and to Manchester City in the final group stage match of European club football's elite competition in December.