Javi Martinez: 'Arsenal tie not over yet'

Martinez: 'Arsenal tie not over yet'
Javi Martinez insists that the tie against Arsenal is not over yet.

Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez has urged the club not to get carried away by assuming they already have a place in the quarter-finals following the 3-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday night.

Martinez said that Bayern thoroughly deserved the first-leg win but that the German side cannot take Arsenal "lightly" in Munich.

"It is definitely not over," Bundesliga.de quotes Martinez as saying. "We have to play for another 90 minutes against a great club with great players. If we take the return leg lightly it will do us no good.

"We were strong on the pitch from the start and played convincingly. We pressed well and were always in their faces so that they could not play their passing game. This has given us confidence for the return leg."

Bayern are 15 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Arsenal player Oliver Giroud celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal in his sides match with Brighton and Hove Albion on January 26, 2013
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