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Arsenal fear waterlogged pitch could scupper Monaco comeback hopes

Arsene Wenger is afraid that Arsenal’s Champions League comeback hopes against AS Monaco could be scuppered by a waterlogged pitch.

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Heavy rain has affected the playing surface in the principality and if it rains on the day of the game it could potentially become unplayable.

It’s a long-standing issue at the Ligue 1 club, with Wenger having to deal with similar problems during his seven year stint as manager. The Frenchman is hoping it stays dry on the day of the tie.

“It is a little bit of a worry. There were two concerns when I was the manager. The quality of the pitch was not fantastic. I have just been up there – it is good, very good,” said Arsene Wenger, reports Daily Mirror.

“The second thing is when it rains in the south of France, it rains. It doesn’t drizzle. They had to postpone a game against Montpellier recently because of the rain. I hope the conditions will not be bad on the raining front.”

Wenger may not get his wish with rain forecast this morning in the region but it should hopefully clear up before the end of the day.

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