Ahead of their Pivotal clash against Barcelona, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has stated that a collective effort from his team, can spur them to victory against the Spanish Champions.
Speaking in a Press conference on Monday, the 66-year old expressed confidence in his team, adding that if there is any time to get a victory over Luis Enrique’s side, it has to be tomorrow, February 23.
The Gunners host the Spanish giants in the first leg, round of 16 Champions League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.
Both teams, have met twice in the last six seasons, with Barcelona progressing on both occasions, Wenger’s men also suffered another defeat to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final in Paris.
Wenger said: “It’s our best chance no matter how big the chance is. We have to take it and have a go at them. I believe in these big games, in the first tie at home, we can’t be stupid.
“Many times we’ve won away and at home we have conceded. We have to find the right balance between being audacious but also strong defensively as a unit and not put ourselves in a difficult task in the second leg.
“We did well to qualify, it was very hard, we are looking forward to playing Barcelona they are the best team in the world today.
“It will be different from Bayern we just need to focus and be 100% together with good cohesion and we will put what we need in this game with a lot of commitment and determination.
On how to stop the Barcelona attacking trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar, the boss added: “I know that individually MSN have exceptional talent, the only way we can beat them is collectively.
“Resilient, great solidarity intelligent as well, let’s not forget that we have a good defensive record and a great goalkeeper as well.”
The teams meet at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, with a return fixture in Barcelona in three weeks’ time.