Arsène Wenger: We must attack

Arsène Wenger spoke to the press on Tuesday / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Frenchman makes it clear that his side must go all out for the win while acknowledging the magnitude of the task ahead

Wenger celebrates anniversary at Camp Nou

Wednesday’s clash at Camp Nou will be the Frenchman’s 200th Champions League match in charge of Arsenal. who will soon celebrate 20 years at the helm of the London club. 

“We have won everywhere in Europe, but not here yet. The players are united to give a strong performance,” Wenger said.

Arsenal have it all to do in Wednesday’s return leg against FC Barcelona following their 2-0 defeat in London three weeks ago.

Gunners boss Arsène Wenger spoke to the media ahead of the clash at Camp Nou (kick off 8.45pm CET) about how his side will approach the game. Here is the pick of the Frenchman’s comments:

Arsenal must attack

“Our objective is clear: we must attack,” before adding that his side must do so “knowing that Barça’s magical players require maximum attention from our defence”.

Ten per cent chance

“Barça are in a strong position, with 90 per cent probability of going through but football always leaves a small window open.”

Iniesta, one of the best ever

Most managers talk about the potency of Barça’s front three but Wenger was keen to acknowledge midfielder Andres Iniesta, who the Frenchman feels is “one of the best players that Barça have ever had”.

Goalkeeper’s view

David Ospina sat alongside his manager during the press conference and the Colombian, deputizing for the injured Petr Cech in recent weeks said: “We arrive to implement our plan, we too have good players”.