Wenger bullish despite drawing Milan in UCL

December 21, 2007

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal have nothing to fear from their Champions League showdown against AC Milan.

The Gunners have paid a high price for finishing second in Group H after being matched against the defending champions in today's draw for the last 16.

But a defiant Wenger is convinced Arsenal, who were beaten Champions League finalists in 2006, can topple the Italian giants.

'It's an interesting draw. I believe we can do it if we play at our best,' he said.

'It's a good target for us to get stronger for the match.

'That's achievable because we have plenty of young players who are improving, as we saw against Blackburn in the Carling Cup.

'It's an exciting draw. If you look at last season's results then it's the hardest draw because they are the champions.

'It's a big challenge but if you ask me do we have a chance to knock them out then I say yes.

'After what happened two seasons ago we have a job to do. We must do it the hard way but we're not responsible for the draw.

'If you want to win the Champions League then you have to beat the biggest clubs.

'AC Milan are a very big team - world and European champions. But we can do it.'