With Arsenal needing to win by three clear goals tomorrow night in Monaco, there is little doubt that our tactics will be to Attack! Attack! Attack! straight from the whistle. We know, Arsene Wenger knows it, and the Monaco players know it as well.
According to the Monaco (and ex-Spud) striker, Dimitar Berbatov, the ‘dangerous’ Gunners will come out with all guns blazing and he thinks that Olivier Giroud will be desperate to make up for his errors in the first leg at the Emirates. “For Giroud, this will be a special match.” Berbatov said in the Mirror. “At the Emirates, he committed errors and now he needs to change that in Monaco.
“Our mission will be to stop him – we need to play without thinking that the score is 3-1.
“I am convinced Arsenal will jump straight on to the attack from the first minute and this is what we need to avoid.
“If we give the ball to the Gunners we will suffer.
“We played a good match in London and the scoreline was deserved, but still this stage hasn’t been resolved. Now Arsenal will be more dangerous because they are obliged to score a lot of goals.”
Since the Monaco debacle at home Giroud has scored in all three League games for the gunners, and I hope the Monaco players have been watching and quaking in their boots. They KNOW Olivier could have had a hat-trick in the first leg, so will be desperate to keep him covered. Hopefully this will leave more space for our other strikers and midfielders to take advantage of!