Werder Bremen striker Marko Arnautovic has written off Arsenal’s Champions League chances - and has told talkSPORT he expects Bayern Munich to reach the final at Wembley.
The 23-year-old, who was part of the Bremen side that was hammered 6-1 at the Allianz Arena in February, was not surprised Bayern were far superior to the Gunners at the Emirates in the first leg, when the German giants ran out 3-1 winners.
And he has warned the Premier League side they have no chance of turning the tie around in Munich on Wednesday night.
Arnautovic told talkSPORT: “Arsenal started the first game well but I was not surprised Bayern won in London. They dominated and the result was perfect.
“I’ve played against Bayern and seen a lot of them on TV. They are 20 points ahead in the league and, after they get past Arsenal, I expect them to reach the [Champions League] final.
“Bayern play two games a week and you never see them tired. They give everything in every game and that’s why they are so successful.”
The Bundesliga leaders will join Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals, should they see off the Gunners, leaving the Premier League with no team in the last eight for the first time since 1996.
And Austrian forward Arnautovic predicts the German league could soon be the best in the world.
“You can compare the leagues, but in England the football is very fast, hard and technical, but the Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world,” he added. “And I think in the next five years it could be the best.”