By Chris Harris
Kieran Gibbs has called on Arsenal to deliver a “faultless performance” and restore their pride against AC Milan on Tuesday night.
Arsène Wenger's side go into the second leg of their tie as rank outsiders to reach the Champions League quarter-finals after losing 4-0 at the San Siro three weeks ago.
Gibbs made his long-awaited return from injury in that match and he wants the team to make amends for a below-par display.
"The whole team was quite hurt by the first leg," said Gibbs at his pre-match press conference. "It was a disappointing performance. The pitch was not great, but they had to play on it as well and you have to accept that on the night.
"You just have to turn up, if you don't on the night with not the best performance and also no luck, then you have no chance. If you have those two combined, you have no chance of winning. We experienced both of those together and as a result we suffered.
"But we have shown fantastic mentality to come back in the last couple of games and have created a momentum now and would like to continue that. We have to believe otherwise there is no point in being here. If they can beat us 4-0 then why can’t we do the same?
"In our last home game, we scored five goals. We have to create a faultless performance and get a good balance between attacking and defending. You don't accept getting beaten 4-0 in the Champions League and we are looking to restore that pride."Copyright 2017 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