By Nick Teale
Standard Liege manager Laszlo Boloni has spoken about his admiration of Arsène Wenger as he prepares his side for their crucial trip to Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.     
The Belgian champions are two points behind second-place Olympiacos with two games remaining. If the Greeks defeat AZ Alkmaar in Holland tonight, Liege would have to match that result against Arsenal.
Standard held a 2-0 advantage over the Gunners in the opening game of Group H in September but suffered defeat after a stunning Arsenal comeback.
Ahead of their visit to London, Boloni insisted that his side will do everything they can to get a result.
"We will be organised and play to our strengths," he said. "We will try to do the maximum so that Arsenal will respect us."
Boloni, a former Hungary international winger with 104 caps to his name, also says he is a great admirer of Wenger and thinks Arsenal will be major contenders in the Premier League despite their defeat in Sunderland.
"I don't think they will be affected by the result against Sunderland. It was only one defeat and I think that at the end of the league they will be among the top teams," he said.
"I really feel that the policy of Arsenal is something really incredible and admirable.
"Wenger's policy and the way he manages his team and his game is very intelligent.
The Standard Liege manager is also looking forward to visiting Emirates Stadium but refutes speculation that the best way to beat Arsenal is by 'going to war' in a physical battle with Wenger's side.
"It is always great to come to England and to come to such a stadium; it's really a football temple.
"As a coach and as a player it's always great to come and play in such a stadium and it would be good to be happy when we leave the stadium as well.
"It is easy to say we should 'go to war' but without the ball that is very difficult.
"We must have strength to do more than that and I have to say that they also have some warriors in their team, they're not young lambs you know."

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24 Nov 2009