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UCL Draws: Arsenal can beat Real Madrid-Wenger

Champions League By: Ayodeji Tunde | 09/12/2016


Arsenal boss , Arsene Wenger is keeping his options wide open on the possible teams the Gunners will face in the knockout phase of the Champions League and according to him even if it is Real Madrid, Arsenal have the chance of getting past them.

Arsenal did the needful to finish top in their group this season, but with the likes of Real Madrid finishing as runners-up in their own group, the Gunners could be facing the defending champions.

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Speaking ahead of Monday's draw in Nyon, Wenger is positive that his team can navigate pass any opponent including the Los Blancos.

"Yes, you can take Real Madrid as maybe a favourite to win, because they are the holders of the competition. But even against Real Madrid, we’ll have a chance to qualify and we’ll have to do the absolute maximum to achieve that" the French coach was quoted as saying on the Arsenal official website.

Having gone six years without making it pass the Round of 16, Wenger says he hopes his charges will get it right this time regardless on which team they are paired to face.

"It’s another inconvenient fact for us that we haven’t qualified for the quarter-final for six years. That will be a huge challenge for my group but I’m sure we will relish that" Wenger who hinted that he may not watch the Monday draw concluded.