'We can do something special' - Arsenal ace issues defiant statement

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Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs insists that the club are in the Champions League to win it.

Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs believes that the side can achieve something special this season.

The Gunners full-back faced the media today, as Arsenal prepare to face Galatasaray in the Champions League tomorrow night, and the England international insists that his side are in the competition to win it. 

“Especially at home, we need to continue that [consistency in the Champions League] and get back on track,” he said to the club's official site.

“I think it is important to remember how hard we have worked to get to this level. We are not in this competition just to take part - the squad believes we can do something special and we need to get back on track.”

Arsenal have come under criticism after being heavily beaten by Borussia Dortmund in their first game in the competition and they will know that they need a much improved performance in-front of their own fans tomorrow night.

Dortmund thoroughly outplayed Arsene Wenger's men in the first game of the group stage and, as a result, there is a certain amount of pressure on the team to pick up the points against Galatasaray. 

If they do not further questions will be asked of a team which has underwhelmed so far and their qualification will be in jeopardy. 

Although the Turkish side are not of Dortmund's quality, they still have some talented players and will travel to London looking to pick up three points.

Gibbs will be determined to stop them, though, as he feels that he owes Wenger for putting his faith in him. 

The left-back has came through the Gunners' youth-system and he believes that it is time he started stepping up to prove Wenger's confidence in him was vindicated.

"I met him when I was just 16 and in that time obviously I've got to know him a lot better,” Gibbs said. “It's a credit to be part of what he's doing with the club, and I feel proud.

“He's always remained positive in the team, he's believed in a lot of players and he's given me my career. I have him to thank for that, and I have to work my hardest to repay him."

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