By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger is slightly concerned about the state of the San Siro pitch - but he expects it to be in good shape by the time Milan and Arsenal lock horns.
The Frenchman got his first look at the surface while attending his pre-match press conference at the stadium on Tuesday but his early fears have been allayed by Milan staff.
And however the pitch plays on Wednesday, Wenger wants his team to play their natural game.
"I am a bit worried about the quality of the pitch. It doesn’t look exceptional. Hopefully tomorrow it will be better," he said.
"It has been re-laid down the flanks very recently and you know what it is like when you have just laid a pitch like that. It takes time to settle and become flat. At the moment it isn’t flat. But they told me it will be much better tomorrow night.
"We will try to play our game [anyway]. Milan are a good side. We think we are a good side. We will attack, they certainly will as well. So it should be a good game."Copyright 2013 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 15 Feb 2012