Monaco cannot be taken for granted says Arsenal secretary David Miles after their favourable Champions League draw…
Arsenal will not underestimate Monaco in the Champions League says club secretary David Miles, as reported by Goal.
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The Gunners got a fairly favourable draw in the last 16 of the Champions League on Monday morning, matched against Ligue 1 side Monaco when Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich were also on the cards.
Having drawn the Bundesliga champions for the last two years in a row, fans were not feeling positive about Arsenal’s chances this year; especially after finishing second in their group yet again.
Miles insists that they still can’t afford to take Monaco for granted, and that the club that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger spent seven years managing can still pose a threat.
The North London side are heavy favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, but the Arsenal secretary does not believe that anything is set in stone just yet.
“As the draw progressed it was evident a lot of the big teams have gone,” he said.
“We have picked some of the biggest teams in Europe over the last five years. We aren’t taking anything for granted, Monaco have earned the right to be here.
“All the fans have high expectations as you rightly say it will be great to at least get through this round of 16 and press on and kick on from there
“Overall we’re taking nothing for granted but we are pleased with the draw.”
Monaco somehow managed to qualify top of their group despite scoring just four goals in six matches, and were widely considered to be the weakest of all the group winners.