Villa boss Lambert wary of Arsenal backlash
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has warned his side to expect a backlash in Saturday's game with Arsenal following criticism of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger over recent results. He said: "The level of criticism towards Arsene Wenger is a bit over the top.
"He's been there 16 years and he's just missed out on winning the Champions League against Barcelona. He's won the Premier League several times, he's won the FA Cup several times.
"If that's 'you don't know what you're doing' then I think there's something not right there, for what he's achieved is phenomenal.
"The Blackburn defeat would have been disappointing but is it a disgrace to lose to Bayern? The way they are performing and playing, no.
"It didn't surprise me Bayern beat them because of what they are doing in their own league. I think they are a right good team.
"You are talking about a team which lost on penalties in the Champions League final and potentially could go and get there again."