Arsene Wenger has been pushing the fact that Arsenal have renewed confidence and simply must BELIEVE that they can win by three goals in Monaco. Wenger said it straight after the West Ham win, Francis Coquelin said it this morning, and now Mesut Ozil is also following the party line.
“It’s very important to score early, but we will remain patient,” Ozil said on Arsenal.com. “We want to fight and battle from the first minute until the last.
“This is a match that we are determined to win. We have to score three goals and our aim is to do just that while remaining tight in defence.
“If we play as we are capable of doing in Monaco, I still believe that we have a real chance to progress.
“We want to disrupt their rhythm and try to score as early as possible. It’s going to be difficult to score three times because they have defended well in the tournament so far, but if you look at our past matches and the way we played against Manchester United last week, I think there’s a chance we can still progress.”
“We have to believe in yourselves. When you believe in yourselves, a positive energy grows that you can achieve your aims. In football, things that may look unlikely can happen.
“I know that if we believe in ourselves and utilise our potential, we can still go through.”
It’s an old cliche I know, but the more you repeat somethng, the more likely it is to be true, but I really do believe that this BELIEF is rubbing off on the fans as well. Come on everybody, let’s get that positive energy flowing!