Pizarro dismisses Henry
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Claudio Pizarro has written off Arsenal striker Thierry Henry as a threat to Bayern Munich.Claudio Pizarro has written off Arsenal striker Thierry Henry as a threat to Bayern Munich's UEFA Champions League hopes.
Bayern visit Highbury on Wednesday evening, holding a commanding 3-1 lead from the first leg in Munich.
Henry was a peripheral figure in Bavaria and his subdued display again prompted criticism that he fails to shine on the European stage for The Gunners.
The French ace has already conceded he will be blamed if Arsenal crash out of the second round and is desperate to turn the tie around.
But Pizarro, who scored twice in Germany, does not anticipate Henry posing any danger to Bayern in the second leg.
"Thierry Henry is a fantastic player, but he doesn't seem to have the same effect in Europe," said Pizarro.
"I don't know why. Was he playing in Munich?
"For me, it is impossible Arsenal will score two goals.
"They have not played well up front this season while we have one of the best defences in Europe."
Bayern will be missing the injured Roy Makaay for the game in North London, but Michael Ballack has promised his team-mate a spot in the quarter finals as a birthday treat.
"It is Roy's 30th birthday on Wednesday and we have told him his present will be a place in the last eight," said Ballack.
"You can tell Arsenal we are not coming just to play, but to win."