Arsene Wenger: I am ready to draw in the first leg

Arsenal play Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night in their last 8, first leg in the UEFA Champions League and the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says that he would take it if his side draws 0-0 in the first leg.

The French professor says:

Of course we would like to win the home game on Wednesday, but 0-0 is never a disappointing result in the first leg.

We have seen many times that it puts the other team under huge pressure in the second game because they are in two minds. They don’t really know whether to go for it or to sit back and wait – it gives you every chance.

But it is true that Liverpool have 12 men at Anfield. Their crowd have played a big part in their European success, they have turned so many games because the rules are different in Europe.

In this sort of game between two English teams, I feel mental strength will be the deciding factor. This will be a test of character, who wants it more.

Anyway, the two-legged tie is going to be a fiesti affair.

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