Arturo Vidal is ready to make life hard for Mesut Ozil again

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has vowed to do everything he can to stop Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil when he gets on the ball in their Champions League clash tonight.

The Chile international will be tasked with keeping Arsenal’s main creative outlet quiet as Bayern look to gain a good first leg result against the Gunners at the Allianz Arena.

Ozil’s form of late has not been the best, but that task is unlikely to be an easy one for Vidal, who knows he’ll have to be quick to deal with the German whenever he gets near him.

‘If he comes over my side with the ball, I’ll do everything to take it from him,’ Vidal said ahead of the game.

Arsenal fixtures

Bayern Munich – Champions League (A) – Wed 15 Feb
Sutton – FA Cup (A) – weekend of 17/18 Feb
Liverpool (A) – Sat 4 Mar
Bayern Munich – Champions League (H) – Tue 7 Mar
Leicester (H) – Sat 11 Mar
West Brom (A) – Sat 18 Mar
Manchester City (H) – Sat 1 Apr
West Ham (H) – Tue 4 Apr

‘I take pleasure from taking on an opponent in a game.’

Vidal also spoke of Bayern’s desire to grant Philipp Lahm another shot at the Champions League final before he retires from playing at the end of this season.

He added: ‘We’ll do everything we can to ensure that Philipp’s last game will be the final at the Millennium Stadium at Cardiff.’