By Matt Fortune
Arsène Wenger has earmarked Brazilian playmaker Kaka as AC Milan's dangerman.
The World Player of the Year has overcome injury in time for Wednesday's Champions League clash at Emirates Stadium - a place Kaka has fond memories of. In his first appearance at the Gunners' home, in September 2006, the 25 year-old scored a wonderful solo goal in Brazil's 3-0 victory against Argentina.
Blessed with pace, vision and a penchant for the spectacular, Kaka is capable of changing a game in a flash. A fact Manchester United, Liverpool and Celtic found out to their cost in last season's premier European competition.
"Kaka made the difference last year in this
competition," said Wenger on Friday. "He scored 10 goals
in 11 games. He made the difference against Celtic.
"He's the guy who can dominate a situation and in 10 seconds get to the other side of the box and score a goal.
"We need to be more cautious in the centre than we usually are. He's especially dangerous at counter-attacking. I don't know if I'll use Gilberto for him.
"My main worry is to get 11 fit players for the Milan 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 18 Feb 2008