Arsenal have big ambitions, declares Mathieu Flamini ahead of Bayern tie

Arsenal have big ambitions ahead of their Champions League last-16 first-leg against Bayern Munich, says Mathieu Flamini

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Mathieu Flamini has emphasised Arsenal’s “big ambition” this season ahead of the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against Bayern Munich at The Emirates.

The Gunners face the Bundesliga champions for the second successive season in the knockout stage of Europe’s premier club competition after being eliminated by the eventual winners last term.

What I will say about this season is that I see a great commitment

Mathieu Flamini

Arsenal prepared for the test against Pep Guardiola’s men with a 2-1 victory over fellow Premier League title contenders Liverpool at Emirates Stadium in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.

And Flamini hailed the north London side’s team spirit ahead of the Champions League clash.

“We know it won’t be an easy game because Bayern are a very strong team, but we are Arsenal, we have big ambitions,” Flamini told the London Evening Standard.

“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.”

He added: “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.”

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