By Nick Teale
 
Ronald Koeman is eagerly anticipating AZ Alkmaar's visit to Emirates Stadium but is fully aware of the dangers Arsenal pose to his side.
 
The former Dutch international was at the helm of PSV Eindhoven in 2007 when they knocked the Gunners out of the Champions League.
 
Now manager of AZ, Koeman returns to Emirates with his team as clear underdogs and struggling in this season's Champions League despite snatching a last-gasp point against Arsenal two weeks ago.
 
Speaking at a press conference inside Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening, Koeman said he is pleased to be back in North London but is aware that his team are not expected to leave with any points.
 
"It is always a nice feeling to be back at this stadium," said Koeman.

"Of course, I remember one moment with PSV, when we played out a 1-1 draw, which was enough to beat Arsenal at that time.

"However, we are now a few years later.

"This game is the most difficult one of all six group games we will have to play.

"We had a good result against Arsenal at home and have confidence but we know where we are."

"We respect Arsenal, who have more qualities than we do but the best team does not always win.

"We realise that they will put more pressure on us because they are at home, and what matters is how we can deal with that."

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