The Gunners could make history next week in the Champions League round of 16 tie away to Monaco and become the first team to overcome a two-goal first leg deficit.
Arsenal won at Old Trafford on Monday to lift the hoodoo that has haunted them since 2006, despite United’s best efforts to cheat their way back into the game.
Schalke almost managed to overcome a two-goal deficit on Tuesday night. 2-0 down on aggregate from a disappointing first leg tie, the Bundesliga outfit kept Real Madrid on their toes in the thrilling 4-3 win at Santiago Bernabeu however they were unable to muster the damaging fifth goal that would’ve sent them through to the quarter final.
The Gunners can also draw inspiration from their performances away to Bayern Munich over the past two seasons, as well as previous encounters against AC Milan and Barcelona. After frustrating opening home losses we gave the Bundesliga Champions a run for their money in the previous two encounters and we must have a repeat of that high intensity performance.
It will be no easy task considering the solidity Monaco are showing at the back. But we’ve scored two or more goals in 9 of the past 11 matches. We of course need a minimum of three thanks to the away goal rule after our obscene stupidity bombing forward in the final minutes.
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Anyway, Arsenal need another solid outing against West Ham United at home this weekend before make our way to France. We have nothing to lose next week so let’s give it everything and come away with a result. Monaco can be broken and if we demonstrate the same desire and will to win as we did at Old Trafford, we may just make the Quarterfinal.
Arsenal have the firepower, even with the loss of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain we have Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and don’t forget Theo Walcott. Wenger will have no choice but to field a very attacking lineup to go for it, this could be a thriller.