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Thierry Henry warns Arsenal over Robert Lewandowski

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Thierry Henry worries for his former club Arsenal as they attempt to get their Champions League campaign back on track against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

The reigning Bundesliga champions travel to the Emirates with every intention of inflicting Arsenal's third straight defeat in the competition, virtually killing off their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages in the process.

Arsene Wenger and Co. will have plenty of challenges to come up against when the game kicks off. First, they will have to try and get the ball past the world's best goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer.

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Then, the Gunners defence has the formidable task of stopping Robert Lewandowski, a man who has 20 goals in last 11 games, from getting himself on the scoresheet.

For Henry, the Poland international is currently the best hitman in the world, even better than the man every Arsenal fan pined for in the summer, Karim Benzema.

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Best in the world

Writing in his Sun column, the Arsenal legend said: "To make matters even more difficult for Arsenal, they will be up against Robert Lewandowski, the best striker in the world.

"I’m not talking about wingers who come inside like Messi and Ronaldo. I’m talking about a proper No9 — and Lewandowski is the best by some distance.

"That is not an accolade I hand out lightly based on the back of one good season. Lewandowski has been producing at the very highest level for the last four or five years.

"He did it when he was at Dortmund, he has done it for Poland and now he’s doing it for Bayern. But somehow Arsenal have to stop him."

Arsenal interest

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal set aside a notable £50million to sign Lewandowski this summer, but, unsurprisingly, were told by the Bavarian club that he was not for sale.

But Arsenal are having no problems finding the back of the net at the moment. Thanks in large part to the form of Alexis Sanchez, the Gunners have scored 13 goals in their last four games, although one of those games was a 3-2 defeat to Olympiakos.

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UEFA Champions League
Premier League
Arsenal
Bayern Munich
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Robert Lewandowski

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