Speaking to Sky Sports, Gunners star Theo Walcott has warned Bayern Munich that Arsenal are a different side this season, after the two clubs were drawn against each other in the last 16 of the Champions League.
After winning their group for the first time since 2011, Arsene Wenger would have been hoping for a kind draw for his side, but unfortunately for Arsenal, they drew the Bundesliga champions for the third time in the last four seasons.
But Walcott was bullish in regards to his side's hopes of European glory, warning Bayern to expect a different challenge this time around, as quoted by Sky Sports:
Arsenal's Theo Walcott in action
"You've got to face the best teams in the Champions League. They won't want to play Arsenal. We've just got to look at ourselves and think how we've improved this season compared to the seasons we've played them recently. We lost 5-1 at their place last season, we can't be doing stuff like that. We're a lot more resilient this year. I can't really see that happening. We're a lot more focused and dedicated. Who knows? We'll see, but we'll give them a good game, definitely."
Arsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates
Wenger's men certainly seem to be a completely different side this year, with a more clinical nature to their attacking play being combined with a more solid look about them at the back, along with a renewed nasty streak, helped by the addition of Granit Xhaka in the summer.
They have been in fine form domestically as well this term, and have the chance to go back to the top of the Premier League table tonight with a win over Everton at Goodison Park.