He got the winning goal against Olympique Lyonnais in the last round of the competition, and also hit the victor against Rostov to secure all three points in their previous Russian Premier League clash.
"There's some extra pressure on us to do extremely well in this competition but that's part of being where we are". We do not live in dreamland. "We are in the quarter-final and have to go step by step". It's about how well we play together, the quality of our game and how we want to play football. "We have to see it as an opportunity we want to take and keep our priorities right".
Wenger confirmed he has everyone available for selection for the crucial match including Alexandre Lacazette. However, the Russians will know that an away goal and home advantage in the 2nd leg could mean we get an open game in north London, and tipsters are likely to pick up on such in their Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow predictions. Both of those previous victories came on the back of impressive wins in the away legs, which were held first. You can forgive fans for dreaming of silverware in Europe, something that has eluded Arsenal during its years in the European Cup and Europa League.More news: Trump suggested Putin visit to the White House
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When asked if he thought the empty seats would make any difference Wrighty said, "It should do and you hope that they will see that the fans have had enough". However, all three rely on good positioning rather than a turn of pace, and they'll be tested by an Arsenal attack that at times can play at dizzying speed. Look, I picked a team who has two opportunities: one to win the game and secondly for some players who traveled a lot, played two worldwide games to recover.
Arsenal's odds of [1.36] for the outright win are too skinny to be of interest, and even though I believe they will win the match, we have to find a way to combine it with another market. "For me this tie is 50/50".