Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger doesn't believe there has been a power shift in football despite the Champions League results from midweek, which saw two German sides out-class two Spanish giants.
When the Champions League semi-final was drawn, the majority of people involved in the game predicted it would be an El Classico final with Barcelona beating Bayern Munich and Real Madrid beating Borussia Dortmund, but at the half-way stage of the ties, it is the complete opposite.
On Tuesday night, Munich completely outclassed Barcelona and achieved a 4-0 victory in the Allianz Arena to put the tie completely in their favour.
The shock result in Munich was then followed by Dortmund smashing Real Madrid 4-1 thanks to a four-goal brace from Robert Lewandowski.
The pace of the counter-attacks and the technical ability of the German teams was too much for even two of the biggest clubs in football and the Spanish sides face a tough task if they want to reach the Champions League final.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was very impressed with the German sides mid-week, but he believes it is also too soon to say there has been a shift of power in the game.
Wenger told Arsenal Player: "You cannot go as far as that. Let's not forget as well that Dortmund could have gone out against Malaga with normal refereeing. You cannot take one event and go to general conclusions".
"That Bayern is a top team in Europe, we knew that before. Bayern is an isolated phenomenon in Germany.
"They played in the final last year and in three finals in the last four years. That is a little bit special.
"They are a huge financial power in Germany. For the rest I think it is very open. Next season you will see the English teams again."
Arsene Wenger's men are the only team to deny Munich a victory in the last 21-games after they beat the side 2-0 in the last 16 second leg and the Gunners also managed to earn four points against Dortmund in last season's Champions League group stage.
Wenger continued by saying: "We know how to deal with the Germans. I think away from home, even in the Champions League this season, we lost only one game at Olympiacos when we were qualified already.
"We have knowledge and culture in the club that knows how to deal with the games away from home. We do that quite well."
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