Wednesday, 10th March 2010

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has surprised many pundits by stating he would not mind meeting an English club in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Gunners, who demolished FC Porto last night, running out as 5-0 winners to progress 6-2 on aggregate, sent out a warning to the rest of Europe with their display.

Even so, given Arsenal have struggled against both Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League, Wenger would have been forgiven for hoping to miss them in the draw. But not so.

Speaking about the quarter-finals, Wenger stated he "has a strange feeling", and that: "It might be good for us to face another English club."

The Frenchman continued: "We have not been effective against Chelsea and Manchester United this year, and it would be nice to show what we can do against them."

With his young side in such red-hot form, and the destruction of Porto coming without Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal will no doubt be a side others are keen to avoid in the quarter-final draw.


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