- Arsene Wenger hopes to beat Barcelona on Wednesday
- He is determined to attack from the onset and score more than two goals to eliminate Barcelona
- He refferred to Barcelona's forward, Messi, Neymar and Suarez as 'magicians'
- Laurent Koscielny is back from injury and is likely to bring his experience to bear
Arsene Wenger says he more motivated than ever to attack from onset and score goals against Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the reverse leg on Wednesday when the two sides meet in the UEFA Champions League tie.
Wenger says when the Gunners meet their nemesis on Wednesday, they will attack from the first whistle so as to overturn the 2-0 deficit and advance from the round of 16, instead of Barcelona.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday ahead of Arsenal's second leg, Wenger also suggested the Barcelona clash will be treated as an all-or-nothing affair.
"We are in a position where we don’t have to calculate too much. We know we have to attack and score goals. We have gone through a disappointing spell and it is important to remain calm and strong.”
In trying to match Barca squarely, Wenger has been disappointed and he sees the architects of those feats as ‘magicians’.
He referred to the forward trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar—as "magicians." As he put it: "The magicians from Barcelona will demand a good defensive performance from our side. Our approach was not bad in the first leg but we lost our balance and got caught."
This time, the French man is looking beyond the spell invoked via a 13-minute brace from Messi that proved to be Arsenal's mountain to climb now.
Arsenal managed to keep the forwards at bay until the little magician’s 71st-minute breakthrough.
Laurent Koscielny is back from injury and hopes to keep Messi and co under tab when they dare them again.