The Italian ground is both home to Italian rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan, meaning that the pitch must be re-laid more often than other grounds.
Arsene said on the pitch:
I’m a bit worried about the quality of the pitch, it doesn’t look exceptional but hopefully it will be better (on Wednesday).
They told me tomorrow it will be much better, it has been relaid on the flanks very recently.
When you relay a pitch like that it takes time to settle and become flat and at the moment it isn’t.
He continued about how Arsenal will go into the match:
We will try to play our game, Milan are a good side but we think we are also a good side.
We will go to attack, they certainly will as well, it will be an exciting game.
It would certainly be ideal if Arsenal could go to the San Siro and get an away goal coupled with a win or even a draw. That outcome would lay a solid platform going into the second leg at the Emirates! But the gunners must also be weary of Robinho and Ibrahimovich on the defensive front as both frontmen have bags of skill.