2014-15 UEFA Champions League draw – Round of 16:
Arsenal – AS Monaco
Reactions post draw:
Leonardo Jardim, Monaco coach
“Arsenal are a very good team. They will be favourites to win this tie. They’re used to playing in this type of game, in big competitions. That’s why they are favourites to go through.
They have many experienced players, such as Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sánchez, but we will play to win, like always”.
David Miles, Arsenal club secretary
“First of all, we’re pleased to be here. When you think this is our 17th consecutive season in the Champions League, and our 12th consecutive season getting through the group stage, it’s a fantastic achievement for Arsène Wenger and the club. We’re delighted to still be playing in Europe’s premier competition.
Whoever we played would have been tough. And I know people will say we have a favourable draw, but nevertheless it’s going to be difficult. Monaco have earned the right to be there, the same as we have, and I’m sure Arsène will be delighted to go back to one of his former clubs. Everyone at the club is looking forward to it”