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Arsenal winger reports ‘dressing room anger’

It’s fair to say that Arsenal will be underdogs going into their last-sixteen second leg match at the San Siro stadium in a fortnight’s time. Holders Milan achieved exactly what they set out to do on Wednesday by keeping a clean sheet at the Emirates, although The Guardian reports that Alexander Hleb is still confident that the Gunners can have a successful European campaign this season. The Belarussian also reveals the frustration that spilled out at the final whistle.

“Everyone was angry in the dressing room afterwards but we still have belief,” said the Belarussian. “We can go there and score and progress.

“Scoring will be so difficult, but we can do it there,” said Hleb, who is a doubt for tomorrow’s visit to Birmingham City after hurting a foot. “To have created so many chances against Milan, a fantastic team, has given us a lot of confidence. And we believe in ourselves. Of course it is not impossible to win there.”

Certainly not, with many still expecting Arsenal to land an away goal or two and progress to the quarter finals. It will surely be a popular match with the viewing public in a fortnight’s time, although the Gunners now have to focus on maintaining the gap between them and United at the top of the Premier League. Will they take out their frustration on a relegation-threatened Birmingham team?

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