Reports are out claiming that Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso expressed shock at Arsenal’s Champions League form and described “great respect” for manager Arsene Wenger.
The former Arsenal and Real Madrid star said : “Of course we’re a bit surprised, but even though they have zero points, they’re still a good team. We’re well prepared,”.
“Winning the Champions League is one of our big aims, but [the final in] Milan is still far away and we have to take it step by step.
“Wenger is very important for the club, he’s been an important footballing personality. I have great respect for him.”