By Rob Kelly
Gervinho admits that Arsenal need a miracle to overturn their four-goal deficit against AC Milan tonight - but he insists that “anything can happen” in football.
Arsène Wenger’s side have a mountain to climb if they are to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals after losing 4-0 at the San Siro last month.
While Gervinho accepts that the Gunners will be the underdogs at Emirates Stadium, he refuses to give up hope of a famous fightback.
“If we pull it off, it will be a bit of a miracle,” the Ivorian told Arsenal Player. “But the beauty of football is that anything is possible and if it happens, it will stay in my career forever.
“Especially in the Champions League, turning around a four-goal deficit by scoring five or six goals would be hard to top.
“The first leg wasn't easy, it was a difficult game and of course it's going to be tricky. We'll do everything in our power to turn it around against the odds.
“We've got to try to put on a good display to win the game, for everyone in the stadium. We'll fight until the end.”
Gervinho says Arsenal will go into tonight’s game with a sense of liberation as no one expects them to turn things around.
“There's no pressure, we're four goals down. Lots of people think it is a mission impossible, but in football anything can happen,” he said.
“Even if we don't score four or five goals, let's try to get some goals and win the game. Let's show our mettle.
“An early goal will do everyone good and we've got to put on a good display and if the early goal comes, we've got to keep focused, keep going and motivated until the very end.
“Of course we all want the early goal. We've scored early goals in other games but the most important thing is scoring.”
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