Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry are two Gunners legends that have a history at the French club…
As Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has warned Arsenal to not take them lightly because the last time the pair met at the Emirates the French side came away with a victory, reports Goal.com.
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When the Ligue 1 team played the Gunners in the Emirates Cup in pre-season they came away with a 1-0 win, thanks to a goal from Radamel Falcao. The Colombian may have now moved on, but Russian Vasilyev thinks that his side will play with no fear, while Arsenal will be troubled by their past inability to get beyond the last 16.
There is a lot of history between these two clubs,” the Stade Louis II chief said. “We both had Wenger coach us, [Thierry] Henry played for both of us. We enjoyed a good result at the Emirates last summer, too, when we won 1-0. Now, in a competitive game, we have nothing to lose.”
He continued: “We want to show that we have young players and that our team has no fear. They’re capable of rising to a high level – the project here isn’t dead as people claimed earlier this season. The pressure is on Arsenal, who have been unable to get past the last 16 in recent seasons.”
The pair face each other on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at the Emirates. Arsene Wenger will be hoping that the North London team do not let in an away goal before their trip to France in two weeks.