AC Milan v Arsenal

Boateng: Gunners nothing to fear

February 14, 2012
By ESPN staff

Arsenal often look clueless because they lack experience in their squad, according to AC Milan attacker Kevin Prince Boateng, who had a spell with Tottenham Hotspur.

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The Gunners face AC Milan in the Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, with the first leg taking place at the San Siro. And ahead of that clash, Boateng has cranked up the heat on Arsenal, who may need to win the competition in order to compete in it again next season.

Arsene Wenger's men have been nowhere near the title picture in the current campaign and, although they currently lie fourth, their form has been inconsistent: three losses in their last five Premier League fixtures.

"I'm not scared of Arsenal," Boateng told The Sun. "The problem with Arsenal is one day they play amazing football and then they play really badly. In the end they don't have balance. They either play unbelievable football or they don't know what they're doing.

"It comes down to inexperience. Arsenal don't know what you have to do to win titles - they're always close but they break down. The players are young, hungry, but don't know how to break this target. Without the experience it's difficult.

"There's always something missing at Arsenal. That bit is the experience - we have so much of that at Milan and that is what they need."