Monaco vs Arsenal Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Monaco vs Arsenal | Tuesday 17 March, 2015 | Stade Louis II | 19.45
Arsenal head into the second leg of their Champions League fixture with Monaco on Tuesday.
After losing 3-1 in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium three weeks ago, the Gunners must score at least three times against the Ligue 1 club to continue through to the quarter finals.
No team in Champions League history has progressed going into the second leg of a tie needing to score more than once away from home to avoid elimination, but coach Arsène Wenger believes that Arsenal have the ability to come back from 3-1 down against Monaco on Tuesday.
The Gunners won 3-0 against West Ham at the weekend and that’s the score they need to go through in the European tie. Wenger thinks they can recover what looks a near-impossible situation by applying the same approach in the principality.
“Doing what we did [on Saturday], going until the last second, be patient, play a quality game [Arsenal can go through],” Wenger said.
“Focus on the quality of what we want to do and try to do it together. We are in a position where today Monaco is favourite. We can go there and create something special. I believe that we will have the desire to do it and give absolutely everything to do it.”
Since their loss in the first leg at The Emirates, the Gunners have bounced back by knocking Manchester United out of the FA Cup and by overcoming West Ham, QPR and Everton in the Premier League. It will be with renewed confidence that they travel to Monaco on Tuesday.
Like Arsenal, Monaco will come into the game full of confidence after beating Evian and Bastia with ease in recent Ligue 1 ties. They have won their last three Champions League games and only once this season have the principality club conceded three goals or more.
“The ingredients we need to qualify? We’ll need to make sure we don’t concede or concede as few as possible, keep calm whatever happens…and take our chances,” said defender Wallace.
“A draw would be a great result for us thanks to our good win in the first leg.”
Andrea Raggi and Tiemoue Bakayoko are both side-lined for Monaco on Tuesday, while Arsenal is without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Monaco vs Arsenal Betting Tips
With players such as Sanchez, Giroud, Cazorla and Ozil there is certainly enough talent at Arsenal to cause an upset in the Stade Louis II. Arsenal have nothing to lose and they will go for the win from the off. However, they are in France and face a rock solid defence that won’t make it easy for them to score.