Lewandowski reveals admiration for Arsenal striker

      

Lewandowski reveals admiration for Arsenal striker

Picture: Богдан Заяц

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has revealed  that he used to try and emulate his childhood idol Thierry Henry ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Arsenal.

Lewandowski, 28, has performed terrifically for Bayern since he joined in 2008, having scored 62 goals in 83 appearances. His top performance extends to this season as he has so far accumulated 20 goals in all competitions. Lewadowksi says he might have learned a thing or two from ex-Arsenal striker.

“Henry played in the same position as me as a striker and it was amazing to see what he did with the ball and without the ball.” Lewadowski told The Times.

“I loved the way he ran with the ball and his technique was something I wanted to copy. I was amazed at all the goals he scored with a quick body swerve in particular. He was the complete striker, although maybe he didn’t have the best header!”

The Polish striker spoke ahead of yet another meeting between the two familiar foes. The two clubs are set to meet for the third time in the last four years with Bayern having the advantage of five wins in contrast to Arsenal’s three in the overall statistics.

Bayern will be without star defender Jerome Boateng, out with a tendon injury, while Arsenal will miss Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey, who are out with long-term injuries. Hector Bellerin is also doubtful for the fixture.

The first leg will be played at the Allianz Arena, while Bayern travel to London for the decider on March 7th.

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 23 50 62
2 Manchester United FC 23 32 50
3 Liverpool FC 23 26 47
4 Chelsea FC 23 25 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 25 44
6 Arsenal FC 23 11 39
7 Burnley FC 23 -1 34
8 Leicester City FC 23 2 31
9 Everton FC 23 -13 27
10 Watford FC 23 -9 26
11 West Ham United FC 23 -12 25
12 Crystal Palace FC 23 -12 25
13 AFC Bournemouth 23 -11 24
14 Huddersfield Town 23 -20 24
15 Newcastle United FC 23 -10 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -12 23
17 Southampton FC 23 -11 21
18 Stoke City FC 23 -27 20
19 West Bromwich Albion FC 23 -12 19
20 Swansea City FC 23 -21 17