The following statement is coming from the Udinese Calcio camp – via the club’s official website – ahead of the Italians’ monumental Champions League clash with Arsenal tomorrow.
“Everybody is focused on the big event and every detail has been well groomed because everything needs to be perfect to allow Di Natale and his team-mates to succeed.
The game will be crucial to attack Arsenal that, in their last Premier League match, were defeated by Liverpool with a margin which could be useful now to Udinese to pass the turn.
The players have been asking their fans to fill up the Friuli Stadium making Udinese’s house a bomb ready to explode and overwhelm everything and everyone. We all have to fight together to conquer our dream.”
Never mind the importance of this game to Arsenal. Someone seems to be taking this even more serious.
The Gunners have now arrived in Udine without the injured Jack Wilshere but skipper Robin van Persie is available after sitting out the first-leg. It has been hinted that Armand Traore will be deployed at left-back instead of Carl Jenkinson while Johan Djourou is likely to partner Thomas Vermaelen in defense.
Alex Song, Gervinho and Emmanuel Fringpong are all available despite their domestic suspension.