Photo: Arsenal stars on the plane on the way to Monaco

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Arsenal flew out to Monaco on Monday afternoon.


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Arsenal's stars appeared in good spirits as they flew out to Monaco for their decisive Champions League clash.

The Gunners need to overturn a 3-1 home defeat from the last 16 first leg, in order to progress to the quarter-finals, knowing even a 2-0 win would see them crash out on away goals.

Striker Olivier Giroud explained speaking to that the players were heading there knowing they have little to lose having already been heavily criticised following their first leg showing.

Arsenal's odds to win the Champions League have drifted out to as long as 80/1 with SkyBet as a result of the situation they find themselves in.

Opponents Monaco currently sit fourth in Ligue 1, eight points off leaders PSG, and are themselves as long as 50/1 to win the Champions League despite having one foot in the next round.

Arsene Wenger told the club's official website it will take 'something special' for the Gunners to progress, but warned Monaco they are not through yet.

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