Arsenal confounded all critics when they surprisingly beat AC Milan at the San Siro last Thursday, but the Italians refuse to believe that they are out of the competition given Arsenal’s inconsistencies.
Fabio Borini saw his side get back wo winning ways with a 1-0 win at Genoa at the weekend, and was asked about this week’s second leg. “We can still do it. Arsenal are strange and open. They are capable of beating you 4-0 and then conceding just as many at home,” he was quoted as saying. “We’ve got the advantage of knowing we messed up the first leg and now we know what we’ve got to do.
“Nothing is impossible. We’re proving that with our own challenge for a place in the Champions League next season, so even a 2-0 defeat at home can be overturned.”
Milan’s keeper Goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma was also in a confident mood after the game: “…Against Genoa we got three fundamental points that will give us confidence and grit to face Arsenal on Thursday.” he said. “Against the Gunners we will play like we have nothing to lose. Champions League? It has been a great chase, now we are close and we must believe that we can make it. We are a great group and the celebration after Silva’s goal showed it. We all want to do well and forget the game against Arsenal. Personally, I am happy and serene.”
there is no doubt that Arsenal have been extremely inconsistent this season and could be nervous on Thursday, but surely we should be supremely confident back at the Emirates?