By Rob Kelly
Arsène Wenger believes Group B at Euro 2012 has the potential to be “spectacular”.
With two of the tournament favourites, Germany and Holland, plus Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Denmark all involved, it is seen by many as the ‘Group of Death’.
And while Wenger expects excitement from the group matches, he admits that it does not always work out that way.
“The goals are in there - it could be a spectacular group,” he told Arsenal Player.
“But sometimes when the group is so close quality-wise, everybody is more concerned about not losing than winning. Sometimes the more strikers you have on the pitch, the less you get goals.
“You don't know, but it could be fantastic. It is a group everybody wants to watch.”
Wenger says that each side must hit the ground running if they are to progress, such are the qualities of their rivals.
“The group stage is vital, sometimes to finish first or second can be decisive, so this group stage will be quite interesting,” he said.
“Every single game, even when Germany plays against Denmark, or Holland against Denmark, is difficult.
“We have Arsenal players in three of the four teams in there, Bendtner for Denmark, Podolski and Mertesacker [for Germany] and Van Persie [for Holland], so it will be interesting for us.”
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