The north Londoners will be all too aware of what threat this 24-year-old poses, with Kroos producing a masterclass at the same stage of the Champions League at the Emirates last term.
Arguably Bayern are an even better team than then – if that can be possible for a side that won the treble – and Kroos is an important part of that success, pulling the creative strings in midfield.
Almost unbelievably the German plays an average of nine long balls a game in Europe with a passing accuracy of 95.3%, to emphasise just what the midfielder is capable of.
It’s been something of a renaissance campaign for the Bayern captain at the Allianz Arena since Pep Guardiola took over as head coach.
Lahm has been regarded as one of the finest full-backs in world football for some time, but the tactically astute Guardiola decided on a new role for the 30-year-old in 2013/14 – defensive midfield.
The Germany international has taken to this position brilliantly and will be tasked with keeping national team-mate Mesut Ozil quiet in this game in north London, something that should be quite some battle.