Arsène Wenger spoke exclusively to Arsenal.com shortly after the Champions League Knockout Round draw was made. Here’s what he had to say.

on facing Milan…
It is a difficult draw but an exciting one. And they could say exactly the same thing I suppose. It is a 50:50. So let’s make sure we continue to improve until February. Then we can take our chance with full power and belief.

on memories of great wins against Milan and Inter at the San Siro…
Yes, we have good memories at San Siro. As I say it is an interesting draw. Ideally, it is a draw for one round later but you take them when they happen. There is not much more to say really – everybody knows Milan, everybody knows Arsenal. We have been in the Champions League for many years and both sides play positive football.

on playing another title-winning team - after beating the Greek and German champions in the groups…
We have been up to the task every time in this competition so let’s make sure we are again.

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