Bayern Munich may have been outspoken about the threat Arsenal poses, but their initial reaction was one of confidence.
A number of prominent Bayern Munich elders, such as Philipp Lahm - a Champions League winner in 2013 - went public with their disappointment at seeing their club in such a hard draw.
Speaking to Tuttomercato, Lahm is quoted to have said: 'Arsenal are the best team we could have confronted and I am sure they would have preferred different opponents too. Arsenal have shown their quality this year and it will be a great challenge for us. Obviously we are aiming to go through.'
Perhaps after the stars of the German side had come to terms with the magnitude of taking on an Arsene Wenger led red-and-white team currently top of the Premier League table they altered their initial reactions about engaging the Gunners in another two-legged encounter having eliminated them at the same stage last season.
Because, at the time, the Bayern Munich players, even the manager Pep Guardiola, appeared completely unfazed at seeing Arsenal come out of the pot.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer confidently shook hands, as if it was the tie the club had hoped for, while Guardiola gave a confident nod. See the video in full below…