Lahm: Bayern Munich have what it takes to beat Arsenal

The Germany international believes the Bavarians can make it to the next stage, while Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also feels FCB are the favourites
Philipp Lahm is optimistic about Bayern Munich's chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Arsenal.

The Bavarians have reached the final of European club football's elite competition twice in the past three years, and Lahm is confident of overcoming the Gunners.

Galatasaray v FC Schalke

Celtic v Juventus

Arsenal v Bayern Munich

Shakhtar v Borussia Dortmund

AC Milan v Barcelona

Real Madrid v Manchester United

Valencia v Paris Saint-Germain

FC Porto v Malaga

First legs will be played on either February 12/13 or19/20, with the return legs on March 5/6 or 12/13.

"It's a nice draw. We definitely have a chance to qualify for the next round. We will make it if we make good use of our immense quality," Lahm was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"Arsenal are a team I have never faced before and I have never played in their stadium before either. The fans and players can all look forward to two games in a great atmosphere.

"I'm also looking forward to meeting [Lukas Podolski] Poldi and Per [Mertesacker] again. It's always special to take on your colleagues from the national team."

Meanwhile, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the German giants are the team to beat, without underestimating Arsene Wenger's side.

"I think we enter his match as the slight favourites, but we cannot make the mistake of underestimating them," he explained.

"Arsenal have struggled at times in the league over the last few months, which a look at the standings in the Premier League will tell you.

"But by no means will this be an easy game for us. I look forward to our game in London and back home in Munich."

The first-leg of the tie takes place at the Emirates on February 19.