Bayern Munich's superior 3-0 victory against Koln in the Bundesliga over the weekend was a good way to worry Arsenal for the midweek Champions League fixture, according to Franck Ribery - as reported by Goal.com.
The 33-year-old winger scored the final goal for the German giants in their comfortable win at the RheinEnergieStadion. Carlo Ancelotti's team was also the first away side in the league to win at this stadium in 11 months.
The 26-time Bundesliga champions will now get ready to make the trip to the Emirates this Tuesday night, where the Germans will look at adding to their comfortable 5-1 aggregate lead against Arsenal. They are already eyeing a quarter-finals place as the Gunners are recently going through a rough patch with player and managerial issues.
"We have to go on like this," Ribery stated.
"It was a tough game, but we did well against a difficult Koln."
Ribery also expressed how they could use this vital victory as motivation for the Arsenal game.
"We always want to attack, but we have to be careful.
"Jerome Boateng is still missing, Renato Sanches was a bit sick, but we need all players for this season. It's very nice when we are complete."
Ribery's Bayern Munich will hope to cruise past an unconfident Arsenal side on Tuesday evening's second leg fixture in the Champions League round of 16.