Wenger: My squad selection for Barcelona match
Arsene Wenger insists he is ready to name a full-strength Arsenal team to “make the impossible possible” in the clash with Barcelona on Wednesday.
The Gunners travel to Spain this week knowing that their Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread after losing the first leg of the round of 16 tie 2-0 at the Emirates stadium.
After Sunday’s disappointing result in the FA Cup, many believe Arsenal’s only realistic chance of avoiding a trophy-less campaign will be to capitalize on a miraculous collapse by Leicester or and Tottenham to win the Premier League title.
However, the Arsenal boss, who is expected to name Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal in the starting eleven on Wednesday, is targeting a tactical masterclass at the Camp Nou to remain in pursuit of the Champions League.
“We have shown that we can always respond. This team has a great spirit and a very strong attitude.” Wenger said
“They play at the moment with the idea that you cannot afford any negative results. We can deal with that and we will deal with the fact that we have a good opportunity to show on Wednesday that we are up for it.”
“We want to make the impossible possible [with our best line-up]. Barcelona are a very, very strong side and it’s very important that we go there, focus and show a good response.” he added.