Ex-Tottenham boss disagrees with Redknapp over Arsenal's CL chances

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Two former Tottenham bosses disagree over Arsenal's chances of winning the Champions League.

Glenn Hoddle does not believe Arsenal have progressed enough this season to win the Champions League.

The former Spurs player and manager says he can see them beating last 16 opponents AS Monaco, who he once played for under Arsene Wenger, but believes they will get found out at a later stage of the competition.

He is quoted by SkySports: "Arsenal's side are much the same as Arsenal have been in recent years. Against the lesser sides they look fantastic - and you may see that side of them against Monaco - but I think when it comes to the big games against the big sides they can get rolled over."

Who thinks differently?

Hoddle's comments are at odds with his former QPR colleague Harry Redknapp, who also had a stint as manager of Tottenham.

Redknapp said this week he believes Arsenal can be the tournament's dark horses, and go onto win this season's Champions League trophy.

He told The Sun: "The Gunners would be my dark horses for the Champions League because when you get a bit of luck like they have had, you start to think this could just be the year when your name is going to be scratched on the trophy."

What do the bookies say?

Arsenal went into the round as seventh favourites, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

Each are teams who would cause Arsenal trouble, and underline the problems they face in their bid to win the trophy. A win over Monaco will however boost confidence considerably, and if they can get a decent draw in the quarter-finals and come through, they will be just three games away from glory.

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