Podolski talks Bayern and Draxler

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Lukas Podolski has spoken about tonight’s game against Bayern Munich and admitted it’s going to be a tough task to overcome the German giants.

Podolski scored last season at the Emirates against his former club but is likely to be on the bench tonight. He’s urged his teammates to go for the early goal like they got in the second leg last season and to take heart from the 11 man performance at home last month.

“It will not be easy, especially going into the match 2-0 down from the first leg,” he told Bild. “Right now they are maybe the best club team in the world.

“But the first 15 minutes during the first leg have shown that they can be stopped. We must stake everything on one card. We need to go into the match aggressively and be physical and then score the goals.”

He also touched on the rumours that emerged in January that he could be used as a makeweight in a deal for Julian Draxler, along with Arsenal’s interest in the Schalke wonderkid.

“Every top player is interesting for Arsenal, Draxler is definitely one of them,” he said.

“But what those in charge are planning, I can’t say. All I know is: An exchange transaction Podolski for Draxler, as has been described in some media, was never an issue.

“I have contact with Julian, he’s a good boy. But we haven’t yet spoken about a change.”

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