Carlo Ancelotti has been recalling happy memories of his 10-2 victory over Arsenal as Bayern Munich boss.
The Napoli boss is currently preparing his side ahead of their Europa League clash at the Emirates on Thursday night.
The former Chelsea boss was the Bayern Munich coach when they tore Arsenal apart 10-2 on aggregate in the Champions League two years ago.
The 5-1 drubbing at the Emirates was Arsenal’s last match in Europe’s top competition.
Speaking about the infamous tie, Ancelotti said: “I will never forget those games against Arsenal with Bayern but now it is only a good memory and this week will be a totally different story.”
The Italian expects Unai Emery’s side to be a much tougher test, however.
“Emery has a lot more experience in the Europa League than I do and the fact that he will be on the Arsenal bench makes it more difficult for me.
“I have a lot of respect for Arsenal and it’s an honour to be playing them in the quarter-finals, but it’s a new era for this club.
“Everything has changed for them this year – new manager, different players and a different style.”
Arsenal have met Napoli just just twice before in Europe – home and away in the group stages of the Champions League in 2013-14. The Gunners saw off the Italian side 2-0 at Emirates Stadium, before losing by the same scoreline at the Stadio San Paolo.