By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger has declared that Arsenal should fear no-one in Europe.
Wednesday night’s defeat at Porto meant the London side finished second in Champions League Group G, leaving them open to a tougher draw in the last 16.
The same happened last season of course and it was suggested that Arsenal were on the way out when they drew 0-0 with Milan in the first leg of the Knockout Round at Emirates Stadium. However they stormed into the Quarter-Finals with a stunning 2-0 win at the San Siro.
So, despite a below par performance in Portgual, Wenger feels there is nothing to be frightened about ahead of next Friday’s draw.
"We can fight with everybody in Europe and can qualify against anybody,” said the manager. "We will see who we get in the draw, and then look at the Champions League again in February.
"But at the moment it is more important to come back in the title race and be in a good position. We have some time to focus on that now.”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 11 Dec 2008