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Van Buyten: We’re all fired up for Arsenal

Daniel van Buyten may be 35, but he is showing no obvious signs of age. In this, his seventh season at Bayern, he is his usual rock-solid self at the heart of the FCB defence. The 1.97m (6ft 5 in) Belgian colossus has started four of the five matches since the winter break and is a near-certainty for next Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Arsenal.

In the build-up to the first highlight of the second half of the season, fcbayern.de spoke at length with Van Buyten about his first-ever meeting with the Gunners, FCB’s outstanding defence this season, and his passion for football. ”As long as I still have the desire, and as long as I remain physically fit, I’ll just keep on playing,“ he declared.

Interview: Daniel van Buyten

fcbayern.de: First off, congratulations, Daniel! Friday’s meting with Wolfsburg was your 200th Bundesliga appearance. Does the milestone mean anything to you?
Van Buyten: Thank you. Things like that are definitely special and good. You’re reminded of just how long you’ve been around.

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