By Joe Brewin
Arsène Wenger believes Arsenal can still progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League but they must forget about their first-leg misery.
AC Milan travel to Emirates Stadium on Tuesday with a four-goal cushion after a comfortable victory at the San Siro three weeks ago.
But Wenger has backed his side to produce an upset if they can continue to do what they do best - score goals.
“We will have, of course, our drive forward,” he said. “The best way is to ignore the first game and do what we did against Tottenham. We were 2-0 down and we just kept going because we wanted to win the game. That is what we want to do again tomorrow.
“We can score goals, in the last two home games we scored 12. So we know we can score goals. That is the target tomorrow.
“The target is also to find a good balance between attacking and defending because our double target is not to concede as well.
“But I know my players well, I know they have been hurt by the first result and I know they have their pride. They will come out tomorrow and give a performance.
“There is a real possibility that we can go through, of course. Football is football, you know? We lost 4-0 at Milan but they had five shots on target and we had 55 [per cent of the] possession when we did not play well at all.
“Two things that can change: if they can score four then we can as well, why not? We will try. We know we can put a better performance in and you can tell Milan that tomorrow we will play on a football pitch, a real football pitch.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 5 Mar 2012