According to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger his club needs to approach tonight’s match with Monaco believing that they can score enough goals to see them go through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
In order to do so they will need the exact same result of 3-0 that they managed at the Weekend against West Ham, and while it might seem like a high mountain to climb against a team that has only conceded four-goals in their last 17-games, but history is on the Gunners side, as Arsenal has never lost a match in France.
The Gunners faced a similar situation against both AC Milan and Bayern Munich in recent seasons after trailing after the first leg, and yet while they managed to win the away legs, they failed to go through due to the away goal rule, which means they need to win 0-3 or at least finish after extra-time 1-3 in order to go to penalties.
Wenger however is confident his side can create Champions League history tonight in the tiny Principality.
“Monaco is in a very strong position, but we have experience, the desire and belief we can do it,” said Wenger.
“We want to give everything to have the greatest performance on the pitch. If we did not believe we could do it, we would not be here.
“The statistics are against us. The result in the first leg is against us. We are conscious about that.
“But no matter how big the percentage (chance) is, we have to give absolutely everything to make the stats lie, that is our desire and belief that we can do it.”