Arsenal duo in confident mood ahead of Monaco tie – Is a comeback on?

Stade Louis II Monaco

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil certainly believe so…

Arsenal duo Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil believe the Gunners have what it takes to stage an astounding Champions League comeback against Monaco to reach the quarter-finals, the Daily Mail reports.

The Gunners were handed arguably the most favourable of draws when they were selected to pit their wits against French outfit Monaco.

However, a nightmare first leg at the Emirates ensued and Arsene Wenger’s side found themselves on the wrong side of a 3-1 deficit, a result which has yet to be overcome during the current European format.

It’s a daunting task for the North Londoners but owing to their domestic form over the past few months it’s not impossible, star players Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil confidently stating as much.

“We will go there and try to score three or more goals and hopefully not concede any, that is our target and is how we will approach it,” Ramsey was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“We had a sloppy first leg and we have made it quite difficult for ourselves, but it is not over yet. We are more than capable of scoring three goals. We scored three on Saturday and we believe in ourselves.”

Ozil echoed his teammate’s comments, telling reporters from the Daily Star how the North Londoners plan on disrupting the French side’s rhythm and hitting them with an early goal.

"For us to progress, we have to play in the way we know we can. We want to disrupt their rhythm and try to score early,” Ozil commented.

"It's going to be difficult to score three times as they have defended well in the tournament so far. But if you look at our past matches and the way we played against Manchester United last week, I think there's a chance we can progress."

In order for the Gunners to progress, they will need to be clinical in front of goal – a characteristic which has often eluded them in the past.

Olivier Giroud was the guilty party in the first leg as he missed a host of chances, however the French international is in good form with three goals in his last three Premier League starts.

Monaco haven’t conceded three goals in a single match at the Stade Louis II since September 2011 when they were a struggling second division outfit, a run which only highlights the Gunners’ mammoth task.

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