In today’s news roundup, Arsene Wenger claims that his side can create something special – one for the history books – as the Gunners look to overturn a 3-1 home defeat to progress into the last 8 of the Champions League. The match will without a doubt go a long way in determining Arsenal’s fate in the chase for silverware this season.
Still on matters Champions League, Aaron Ramsey has revealed their tactic for tonight’s second leg tie against Ligue One side AS Monaco. The 23-year old highlighted that they should strive to score more goals without conceding any. These and more interesting stories in today’s news roundup.
Boss claims we can create something special.
After suffering a 3-1 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final tie against AS Monaco, many managers would be dejected, but not Arsene Wenger. Instead of feeling downcast, the French manager is marshaling his forces in hopes of overturning the 3-1 first leg defeat to qualify for the quarter finals of the elite European Cup competition; something we have failed to do for the past few seasons.
Although the gaffer admitted that we’ve put ourselves in a difficult situation by conceding three goals at home, he emphasized that there is still room to deliver something ‘special’.
We can go there and create something special. (via the Telegraph).
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We knew that we were impatient and threw ourselves forward too much, I think we wanted it too much. We forgot our basics.
What you want in life is the chance to put it right. Sometimes you make a big mistake and there’s no comeback. We have the opportunity.
Wenger has a huge task at hand of finding the right balance between the back line and the attack so as to ensure more goals are scored while none are conceded.
Get behind the team, COYG!
Arsene Wenger reveals the best freekick he has ever seen at Arsenal
Since moving to Arsenal in 1996, Arsene Wenger has undoubtedly seen the best of the best free-kick takers. The gaffer has finally come out to reveal his all time favorite free-kick goal at the club.
I would say Santi Cazorla’s in the FA Cup final against Hull last season.
It was a very difficult one, because it was from a long way out and psychologically at a very important point of the game. We were 2-0 down and that free-kick brought us back into the game.
It was a trophy that we needed absolutely to win. It was a combination of difficult technical circumstance and difficult psychological circumstance. Together he got it all right and I think it will stay forever in the minds of our fans.
Hands down Cazorla’s goal was a beauty.
Midfielder reveals Champions League tactic.
Aaron Ramsey was in fine form on Saturday afternoon as Arsenal registered a breathtaking 3-0 win over fellow Londoners West Ham United in a Premier League fixture played at the Emirates. The Welsh international scored the second in a match where both Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Flamini got on the score sheet. Speaking ahead of the decisive match against AS Monaco to be played later tonight, Ramsey emphasized the need to not only score, but to also keep a clean sheet.
We need to score goals. So we will go there and try to score three or more goals and hopefully not concede any. That’s our target and that’s how we will approach it. (via the Daily Star).
We had a sloppy first leg and we’ve made it quite difficult for ourselves but it’s not over yet. We are more than capable of scoring three goals.
We scored three today and we believe in ourselves. We’ll go into the game believing we can achieve that.
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