That's exactly what I have done. Not that I'm telling you what to do with your money or anything!! I right fancy us to do a job on Milan tonight. It will be a tough game, I mean we're facing the European Champions but this Arsenal side can do it.
Arsenal are top of the league, 5 points clear in the Premiership and Milan are off the pace in Serie A in 5th place. This means nothing in tonight's game though. Form go's out the window in the Champions League and that little bit of luck that is needed can take you a long long way in deciding your destiny.
Milan seem to save their best for the Champions League. And the reason for their poor placing in Serie A seems to be their home form. They have been poor at the San Siro this season but away they are formidable. They have as many away wins in Serie A so far as anyone, with 7 wins out of a possible 12. This alone makes them dangerous tonight.
They are the side to beat if recent years in the Champions League are to go by. But I feel Arsenal have enough to do the job on the Italians. This is the biggest test that Arsenal would have faced at any stage in the competition from ANYONE. This was the hardest draw we could have had, but as soon as the draw was made I was on the phone to fellow Gooners, and straight away fancied us to progress to the last eight.
This is where the competition become crucial. One slip up and your out. It's vital that we dont concede tonight and 0-0 isn't the worst result in the world. In fact, it's a decent one. Every goal now has a purpoise, concentration is key and Milan have that in abundence. They are not European Champs for nothing. This is the time for this young but brilliant Arsenal side to stand up and be counted, and I think that they will. They will respond to the ManUSA defeat and play the way that we love to play. And that's what will win us the tie.
Our side are youthful and yes Milan have experiance, but can they cope with the fast flowing football Arsenal can produce? All that experiance will mean nothing if Arsenal play the way we know they can play. They will not have the legs for us. Thats why I've had the £10 bet. If Arsenal turn up, and no doubt they will, then we will win tonight. This is the BIGGEST European night in the history of the Emirates so far, let's go out and win the damn thing!!!!
I've no doubt that Arsenal were a team that any club that had made the last 16 were keen to avoid. Let's not forget that. We can match anyone on our day and I'm more than sure we can match Milan and surpass them.
We are in a great position, top of the league and facing the Cup holders tonight. We now know our targets, lets hope that we hit them.
Keep it Goonerish.............