Dzemaili - Galatasaray won't be afraid

Blerim Dzemaili
Blerim Dzemaili

Galatasaray midfielder Blerim Dzemaili says his team must approach Wednesday's Champions League match at the Emirates with plenty of respect but no fear.

The Swiss midfielder was a Napoli player when Arsenal beat the Italian side 2-0 at home in last season's competition.

"We have to respect [Arsenal] - that's important - but not to be afraid"

Dzemaili watched that game from the bench and was impressed by the Gunners' style of play.

"Arsenal are a team that play very good football from [the back]," he said. "They try to always play the ball and I remember that they are a team - they go together.

"Everyone [at Arsenal] gives everything for the team so for us it will be important to play as a team, to defend strongly and to play our game. Not to be afraid.

"We have to respect [Arsenal] - that's important - but not to be afraid because I think we have a good team. We can play against every team and I think it's going to be in our hands."

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