By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger wants his players to hunt for goals in the Nou Camp tonight.
Arsenal need a high-scoring draw or a win to progress to the Semi-Finals of the Champions League after a 2-2 draw with Barcelona at Emirates Stadium last week. To put it mildly that will not be easy against a side that dominated much of the first leg with their quick, slick passing.
One school of thought suggests Arsenal need to keep it tight and deny Barcelona space in the opening stages of the second leg and then try and nick a goal after the break. But Wenger is urging his team to look for opportunities from the first whistle.
"The approach to the game for us is very simple," he said. "We know that we have to score goals and I think the first game was an exciting game and the second one promises to be even more.
"If it is 0-0 after 70 minutes and we can score then, we like that but personally I would like us to score at the start of the game. We will try to score at any moment. We know we have to take advantage of any moment of weakness of Barcelona whether at the start or the end of the game.
"The only thing I know is that we are a team who never gives up - we have shown that the whole year. We have exceptional mental strength and that's what makes me very confident about tomorrow's game."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