Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger vows to attack Barcelona

The Frenchman says a gung-ho approach is needed at Camp Nou.

Quoted by The Mirror, Arsene Wenger says that attack is the best form of defence for Arsenal as they travel to Barcelona hoping to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

It is widely considered that the Gunners need something of a miracle in order to not only score three times at Camp Nou, but stop Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi - who have hit 122 goals between them this season - from running their defence ragged.

Winning 3-0 on the night would see Wenger's troops progress inside the 90 minutes, and the French manager claims that his boys will adopt a gung-ho approach in order to keep alive their European dream.

“The magicians from Barcelona will demand a good defensive performance from our side," he told a news conference, via The Mirror.

"We are in a position where we don’t have to calculate too much. We know we have to attack and score goals. We have gone through a disappointing spell and it is important to remain calm and strong.”

Eliminating the reigning champions already seems a tall order, but factor in Arsenal's form and it is ever so hard to see Wenger's ploy bearing fruit.

The North Londoners bowed out of the FA Cup in shock fashion to Watford on Sunday, and have seen their Premier League hopes go up in smoke over the past few weeks following defeats to Manchester United and Swansea.

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