By Nick Ames

Alex Song believes his recent combinations with Robin van Persie can give Arsenal heart when they try to overturn a four-goal deficit against AC Milan tonight.

The Cameroon international has made seven assists this season in the Premier League alone – the most recent being Saturday’s sublime chipped ball to Van Persie, which led to Arsenal winning three vital points at Anfield.

It bore resemblance to December’s match-winning link-up against Everton – and Song believes that the pair’s understanding can spur the Gunners onto great things.

“Everyone knows that Robin can make the difference in every single game he plays," he told the Official Matchday Programme.

"We’re happy and lucky to have him in our squad. I work well with him in training and I know how he moves. When I have the chance I try to give him a good ball, and if I do that then I know he can score at any time.”

With that in the side’s armoury, Song is convinced that the Gunners can’t be written off in tonight’s match against AC Milan.

“Of course we can do it,” he said. “In the last couple of games we’ve showed very good things and we’ll take encouragement.

“We didn’t play well in the first leg against Milan, we know that, so now we need to show another face. We’re at home with our fans behind us and we’ll try to put on a big game.

"I can promise that we’re ready to fight – we have the quality, we have the opportunity and we’ll do what we can. Milan is a big team but we’ll battle hard and see where that takes us.”

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6 Mar 2012