07-Mar-2018 22:30:09 | The Guardian
• Arsène Wenger’s men at San Siro with chance to save their season • Danny Welbeck set to lead the line for Gunners
Arsène Wenger has urged his players “not to forget” their qualities as they head into the Europa League tie that represents their last chance to salvage a stricken season. Arsenal arrived in Milan at a low enough ebb for their captain, Laurent Koscienly, to bring up the dreaded phrase “negative spiral” before a difficult challenge at San Siro.
“We need to be together,” Koscielny said. “That’s the most important. It doesn’t matter what’s going on outside. We are in a negative spiral and it’s difficult to get out of this. We need to have positive advice in our heads because the brain dictates to the body and the legs. We have to be positive to have a good result and, step by step, we will come back stronger.”
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