Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen says that the team will use last season’s second-leg display against AC Milan as inspiration as they face Bayern Munich this evening.
4-0 down from the first leg, the Gunners won the game 3-0 and could have equalised but for Robin van Persie showboating in front of goal, and Vermaelen wants to see a repeat of that effort later on.
“We come into this game to win and get through. Last season against Milan, we almost did it when most people thought it was impossible. A lot of players know that and they all believe we can win.
“In football, anything can happen. Of course it will be difficult, but we believe in it. Football is a strange sport, so we will go for it.”
And when asked if the team owed the manager a performance, he said, “Yes, of course. He has worked for a long time at this club and he’s done a lot for it. We want to give him something back because he gives us confidence and belief.
“As a defence, you always take criticism personally but we are just here to go again.”
At this point Arseblog News would be happy with a solid defensive display, an improved performance from the captain and a doughnut.
Hey, gotta add some realism to proceedings.