Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he and his team-mates would be satisfied with a 0-0 draw at home to Bayern Munich tomorrow evening.
He suggested that the Gunners’ squad have become a bit more savvy about the dangers of of conceding at the Emirates after being knocked out by Bayern on away goals last season.
Wilshere said: “We’ve spoken about the importance of staying in the game. If it’s 0-0 at home we’ve still got a big chance to qualify.
“The away goal is massive in this competition, especially when it comes to these big games.
“We saw last year we went out on away goals so this year we’ve got to be a bit more intelligent and stay in the game.”
Manager Arsene Wenger is also wary of away goals, but says his side are determined to beat Bayern this time round.
He said: “Last year, I believe that we went out on the away goal basically. That shows you that first of all it’s important not to concede at home.
“I think we’re in much better mental shape today than we were one year ago because we lost against Blackburn in the FA Cup, which was a big disappointment for us.
“This time we won against Liverpool and we’re really determined to win this game.”