Whether you are feeling confident about Arsenal doing the business against our Europa League opponents CSKA MOscow or not, I think we all believe that Arsene Wenger and the players are capable. To be honest I think that the Gunners are a match for almost anyone on our day, but we have not been having anywhere near enough of those recently.
If the players realise the importance of this game, which they really should have no problem with, and react to that in the right way then Arsenal should be heading to Moscow with a fairly simple job to do. But there are two things that could seriously derail this quarter-final.
One is the possibility of some complacency creeping in as we are the clear favourites. In the quarters of a European competition that should not be a problem but we have seen it from Arsenal before (cough, Monaco, cough). Hopefully, though, those experiences should help the players to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
The other possible problem would be to get too wound up by the importance of the match so that nerves and tension affect the performance. This second possible problem is the one I see as more likely, but we should also remember that Arsenal have become pretty good in cup competitions since ending the trophy drought.
This Arsenal team CAN get roast the Russians if we play something like our top level and I think we will get through this tie, but are you worried about the team falling to one of these problems?