Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that if his side can qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, they will be a problem for their rivals.
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Speaking in his press conference on Monday ahead of his side’s encounter with Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night, as reported by Sky Sports, the French tactician remains confident that his side can progress in second place behind Bayern Munich but it will require favours from the German champions.
The Gunners currently trail Olympiakos by six points with two games remaining, and although they will undoubtedly be fully focused on beating Zagreb, they will have to keep an eye on the other game in the group which will determine if they have a chance of progressing in the final fixture.
However, Wenger believes that as he continues to welcome back players from injury including the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott, they will be one of the most dangerous sides remaining in the competition in the coming months.
His theory is supported by the fact that they did defeat Bayern at home, and given that the Bundesliga giants are one of the favourites to win the tournament, that will certainly give Arsenal confidence moving forward.
Nevertheless, they haven’t been consistent enough over the course of the competition so far, losing to both Zagreb and Olympiakos as well as suffering a 5-1 defeat away in Germany last time out, and so there are naturally doubts about whether or not the squad has enough quality to reach the latter stages.
While it is fair for Wenger to be looking forward with a positive frame of mind and maintaining his belief that they can advance, it will take a significant turn of events to see them go through and it starts on Tuesday night at the Emirates.