Arsene Wenger has called on his troops to draw on their experience in the recent north London derby to help them in their attempt to pull off a huge Champions League upset against Milan.
Trailing 4-0 after the first leg at the San Siro, the Gunners are rated as 20/1 shots to make it past the Italian giants and into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Although pulling this off would represent something of a minor miracle, Wenger says he will instruct his side to give it a go and believes their game against Tottenham is evidence that the feat can be achieved.
The Gunners scored five unanswered goals after going two behind against their bitter rivals and the Frenchman is confident that this fighting spirit will once against be in evidence at the Emirates on Tuesday.
Although the Rossoneri are 1/100 to progress to the next round, 12 goals for Arsenal in their last two home matches suggests the Gunners can at least make things difficult for Massimiliano Allegri’s men.
“We want to have a real go,” he said.
“The best way is to ignore the first game and do what we did against Tottenham. We were 2-0 down and just kept going because we wanted to win.”
However, Wenger admits that his side is are also faced with another problem: keeping Milan out at the other end.
Just a single goal for the reigning Italian champions would leave Arsenal needing six.
A win to nil for Arsenal is priced at 11/4, while the 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 scoreline needed to either take the game to extra time to ensure the Gunners’ progression is priced at 25/1.
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Meanwhile, a win on the night for Arsenal by any score is priced at 11/10 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market, with the draw at 27/10 and an AC Milan success at 21/10.
And although the Rossoneri are 1/100 to progress to the next round, 12 goals for Arsenal in their last two home matches suggests the Gunners can at least make things difficult for Massimiliano Allegri’s men.
“I know my players well. I know they’ve been hurt by the first result and I know they will have their pride and they’ll come out tomorrow to give a different performance,” Wenger commented.
“If they can score four we can do it as well. Why not?”
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