'Special feeling to be back in London' – Robben

The winger is excited to return to the city where he fired Bayern to European glory last season, while Manuel Neuer is looking forward to facing Mesut Ozil

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says it feels special to be back in London after his Champions League final heroics last season.

The Dutchman scored a late winner in the Bavarians’ showpiece clash with Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last May to crown the club champions of Europe.

Pep Guardiola’s men are back in the city to face Arsenal on Wednesday in the last 16 of the tournament for the second season running and Robben says the Bundesliga side are aware that they have plenty of work to do.

“It’s a special feeling to come back to London,” the 30-year-old told reporters. “The last time we were here was for a highlight.

“But we all have to start from scratch – we all know it. We are hungry to win the Champions League again, but these are two very tough legs ahead of us first.”

Die Roten goalkeeper Manuel Neuer also revealed his excitement at facing the Gunners this week, as he will get to face former Schalke team-mate Mesut Ozil at the Emirates Stadium.

“Of course it will be something special to face Ozil,” the Germany No.1 said. “Bayern must be alert from the first second on Wednesday.”

Bayern head into the European clash on the back of a 4-0 victory over Freiburg, although they will be without injured attackers Franck Ribery and Xherdan Shaqiri.

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