Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has surprisingly backed us to win the Champions League this season, claiming in his Sun column that we are dark horses for the European competition.
We disappointingly finished second in our group, losing out to a domestically struggling Borussia Dortmund side, but kept up our impressive record of reaching the knockout stages. We were then anticipating another tricky last 16 draw, with the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Barcelona all potential opposition, but drew arguably one of the minnows of the competition in AS Monaco however, and have been handed a fantastic chance to progress.
Redknapp has surprisingly given us his backing, and believes a little bit of luck can go a long way in the Champions League.
“The Gunners would be my dark horses for the Champions League because when you get a bit of luck like they have had, you start to think this could just be the year when your name is going to be scratched on the trophy,” he said.
“They are coming together nicely as an attacking force, and I don’t think their defence is as dodgy as some people like to make out.”
There is still some way to go before we can even begin to think about winning the competition, with our path to the final fraught with Europe’s elite.
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Anything can happen at this point however, and if we can navigate our way past Monaco then we will be just a handful of wins away from the cup.