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Lehmann: Arsenal must get revenge against Schalke

The former Gunners keeper accepted Huub Stevens' side were "outstanding" in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago but insists the north Londoners can win in Germany

Jens Lehmann says Arsenal must claim victory in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night following their defeat to Schalke in their last Champions League meeting at the Emirates Stadium.

The 42-year-old began his career with the German outfit back in 1988 and was present for the surprise 2-0 victory Huub Stevens' team claimed, but is adamant the Gunners can avenge the result at the Veltins Arena.

Similar to Arsenal, Schalke lost in their domestic league on Sunday but Lehmann believes the contest will be tougher for them as they will assume the tag of favourites.

He told Spox: "We will see. The last time they met, Schalke were outstanding. I watched the match in London and I don't think I've seen a team play as well as Schalke. However, they just lost against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

"But I'm looking forward to the match against Arsenal. I think Arsenal have to make up for that defeat and Schalke are faced with the new situation of being the hunted team.

"I would never say that any team is world-class at the moment because you only become world-class at the end of a season. You don't get it just after one or two thirds of the season."

Victory for Arsene Wenger's side will see them leapfrog Schalke to the top of Group B with a trip to Olympiakos and a home tie against French champions Montpellier remaining.

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