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Thierry Henry has two Arsenal fears for Champions League quarter-final draw

Latest Arsenal news as Thierry Henry wades in on the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has named two teams who Mikel Arteta’s men will be desperate to avoid in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

The Gunners progressed to the last eight of the competition earlier this week after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over FC Porto. The tie finished 1-1 on aggregate after extra-time before David Raya was the hero with two penalty saves.

Arteta’s men will learn their next opponents in Friday’s draw, as well as their route to the final. Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are all options for Arsenal

 

Henry, who watched the Gunners beat Porto at the Emirates Stadium, has insisted that there will be no easy draw from this point in the competition. Speaking on CBS Sports, he said: “I’ve been in both situations as a player where sometimes people didn’t want to play us with Arsenal and we didn’t go really far, and we had a team when we went to the final I don’t think was our best team at Arsenal.

“I remember when we drew Real Madrid everyone laughed because they said, ‘Arsenal are the team you want’, and we got Juve and everyone said, ‘that’s a good draw for Juve’, then we played Villarreal, who were a good team at the time, then they said, ‘it’s good to play Arsenal’, then obviously we couldn’t win the final. “I’m just saying, you can never disrespect anyone in Europe.

“There are two teams there who can be cocky – it’s Real Madrid and Man City, that’s about it. The others, you just take who you can play

“Man City are the team to beat still, for me. I know Pep, it’s not how he’s going to take it, I was just putting it out there. Me as a player, I’ve been in too many situations to know that sometimes the so-called team who was easy to play against is not the case, you arrive and people think, ‘you’re going to win it easy’, no, that’s not really the case

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