Previous Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson says a Gunners triumph against Barcelona in the Champions League would be “stun of the season”, which is not really the best of viewpoints from one of your own.
Wilson’s perspective, nonetheless, is one that is shared over the football group. Ladbrokes make the north Londoners 15/4 to topple the Catalonia monsters at the Emirates, with Luis Enrique’s men 13/20 to win.
The Spanish side will touch base in England having last tasted rout in October. Guaranteeing triumph will be a to a great degree intense request Arsene Wenger’s men, yet here’s three ways they can do it.
Petr Cech wears his Superman cape
The previous Chelsea plug’s exhibitions between the sticks have pushed Arsenal from Premier League pariahs to certifiable contenders. In the event that they are to make a comparative jump in Europe then Cech is prone to assume a key part.
Just three men have made a greater number of recoveries in the top flight than the Arsenal number every last one of them play for groups outside the main four. Obviously, the headgear-wearing manager is key to the Gunners’ prosperity.
Munititions stockpile squeeze high up the pitch from the get-go
One of the distinctions to Arsenal in this battle is Wenger’s more noteworthy readiness to move his strategic course of action to suit the circumstance.
His side showed two distinct systems in beating Manchester United 3-0 at home in the association, to stunning Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich two diversions later in Europe. It would have already been incredible under the Frenchman.
In the principal triumph, Arsenal left the pieces like Usain Bolt. They squeezed the Red Devils high up the pitch and didn’t permit their adversaries to increase any beat. Against the might of Barcelona, it’s basic the Gunners set a comparative pace right off the bat.
Try not to leave Per Mertesacker confined
While pushing up on the Barca backline and shutting the space will be vital, ensuring the German focus half against an assaulting trio of Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi’s class is of equivalent significance.
To do that, Arsenal must stay taught in their group strategies. They should press as one and, likewise, withdraw as one so as to keep Barcelona under control.
On the off chance that they come up short in that mission it will leave the protection, and Mertesacker specifically, dreadfully disconnected.
The German is not known as the sprightliest of safeguards and needs bolster around him with a specific end goal to evade an intense night at the workplace.