Monday, July 19, 2010

Champions League draw: Arsenal are underdogs against Barcelona, says Arsene Wenger

By Jeremy Wilson 150PM GMT nineteen March 2010

Champions League pull Arsenal are underdogs opposite Barcelona, says Arsene Wenger Return of the man Thierry Henry will lapse to his old bar for the initial time given withdrawal in 2007 Photo GETTY IMAGES

Arsenal were interconnected with Pep Guardiola"s side in Friday"s Champions League pull in Nyon and Wenger knows the tie represents a daunting tender for his side as they bid to reach the last of Europe"s chosen bar foe for the second time.

"We will not be favourites but for me it will be 5050 game," pronounced Wenger. "They are a great side, we are a great side, it will be engaging and exciting, we have to have certain we have the concentration and idea right.

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"You go to the bookmakers tomorrow and you will see we are not favourites. For me, it is a 50;50 game, if we spin up with the most appropriate opening we have a great possibility to kick them."

The tie will additionally see the lapse of Thierry Henry, a player who was voted in a check of Arsenal fans as the clubs biggest ever player.

"We are regularly in contact," pronounced Wenger. "What is critical is that on the day everybody sees a great football game. When you are in the quarter-final, you fool around great teams. Barcelona are a great team. More critical than admiring afterwards is to concentration on us.

"It is an sparkling tie for football reasons,. In complicated game, the be concerned is that you do not verbalise about football. Man City v Chelsea, people were not articulate about football but a handshake. I was vehement about the football game."

Arsenal will have Cesc Fabregas, Tomas Rosicky and Alex Song accessible again for tomorrows Premier League compare opposite West Ham, but William Gallas is absent and a vital disbelief for the Champions League initial leg opposite Barcelona.

"At the impulse it doesnt see great but finish of deteriorate he should fool around again," pronounced Wenger. "The West Ham diversion is the subsequent diversion and, in football, the subsequent games creates your life. We quarrel tough to be in a clever on all sides in championship; lets concentration on what is critical for us. It can be a daze if we verbalise about Barcelona and not West Ham.

"We can show we have grown and are intelligent. Intelligence in hold up is to know what is critical to you. We have betrothed ourselves to give it positively everything. We are in a on all sides where we wish to win each singular game."


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