Arsene Wenger trusts Petr Cech can broaden his record of never losing an objective to Lionel Messi when Arsenal host European champions Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first leg.
The London group expect to make it third time fortunate against Barca more than two legs having lost to them in 2010 and 2011, their just triumph against Barcelona accompanying objectives from Robin van Persie and Andrei Arshavin in a 2-1 win in the primary leg of their last-16 tie in the last year. That triumph eventually demonstrated worthless as Lionel Messi, who had scored four times to thump out Arsenal in the 2010 quarter-finals, struck twice in the second leg to secure a 4-3 total win. However, he has yet to discover a route past for Chelsea goalkeeper Cech in eight gatherings, including a well known win over Barca in the keep going four on their approach to winning the Champions League trophy four years back. “I trust that will give Cech a great deal of certainty and will keep him calm,” said Wenger in a media gathering. “I trust that Messi will have somewhat perplexing and the history will play for us and against Messi.”
Munititions stockpile additionally lost to 2-1 Barca in the Champions League last 10 years back when goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was sent off in the opening minutes. “Barcelona are super top picks, we have to raise the earnestness level,” said Wenger. “Tomorrow everyone is persuade we have to completely be completely engaged to have a shot. Conviction, certainty and how about we put it all on the line.
“A year ago we were top choices against Monaco, it’s the greatest bombshell we have known as of late. “We didn’t begin the diversion well and we paid for it. “So tomorrow we require a decent blend in the middle of duty and keep our nerves. No dumb fouls or red card like happened some time recently.” Wenger neglected to convey Luis Suarez to the Emirates from Liverpool in 2013, and has respected the Uruguay’s commitment to Barca since his turn to the Camp Nou after the 2014 World Cup. Suarez is driving goalscorer in La Liga with 25 objectives and has scored five times in the Champions League as a component of MSN – Messi and Neymar being alternate parts of the assaulting trio. “They are the most effective (forward line) on the planet,” said Wenger.