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Arsene Wenger To Be Ruthless Ahead Of Arsenal’s Clash With Former Club Monaco

Arsenal boss won’t let emotion get in the way ahead of reunion.

Arsene Wenger insists that he is feeling merciless ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 tie against the only club to have ever sacked him, Monaco, on Wednesday night.

The 65-year-old’s thoughts are focused entirely on the Gunners progressing to the quarter-finals of Europe’s prestigious competition – even with the tie to be the first time he has taken on his former French employers – over a decade after being dismissed.

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The Emirates boss assures fans that sentiment will not cloud his judgement:

“I give my best to win the game,” Wenger was quoted by the Daily Star.

“Respect for your opponents means you give your best. When I play against my brother it’s the same. That’s part of our job.

“I’m professional and I am competitive,” added the Arsenal boss.

“And as much as I respect Monaco, I am focused on doing my job well.”

The Ligue 1 outfit have a history of impressive performances against English teams – including beating Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final to reach the 2004 final – and the last four years has seen Arsenal knocked out at this stage.

Wenger and his team will certainly need to be on top-form to avoid a repeat of the last four seasons.

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