“They are against us. The result from the first leg is against us, were conscious of that.
“But no matter how big the percentage is, we are going to give absolutely everything to make the stats lie. Not a particularly solid defender, Lauren was nevertheless a niggly right-back who started in three FA Cup final wins and was part of the Invincibles side.
Sol Campbell: In 2001, Sir Alex Ferguson overlooked Campbell, sold Jaap Stam and signed Laurent Blanc. Tough, indomitable, skilful and inspirational, Arsenal have never truly replaced him.
Cesc Fbregas: One of the most naturally gifted footballers to have played for Arsenal, his great regret must be that he only won one trophy during his time in north London.
Robert Pires: A graceful and hypnotic winger who too often sullied his brilliance with theatrics, Pires was an instrumental figure behind Arsenal’s dominance of English football between 2002 and 2004.
Dennis Bergkamp: Arguably the most aesthetically-pleasing footballer to have graced the red shirt, however spiky he was on the pitch, Bergkamp drew admiration – and envy – from opposition fans.
Marc Overmars: His magnificence in the 1997-98 season alone makes him worthy of a berth in the XI. The north London side lost at home 3-1 in the first leg and have to win 3-0 to progress and the omens are on their side as they haven’t lost to a French team away in the last 10 games.
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter and created the #MiracleInMonaco hashtag in the hope that divine intervention will see the Gunners through to the next round in the Champions League in Monaco. Campbell’s Gunners career descended into farce when he returned overweight and over-the-hill in 2010, but for three years he was awesome.
Tony Adams: Rejuvenated by Wenger’s coaching, Adams was gradually phased out but still started the 2002 FA Cup final and was a vital presence at the club during the late 90s influx of young foreigners.
Ashley Cole: A superb, homegrown left-back who bastardised his legacy when he thought a 55,000-a-week wage was beneath him.
Patrick Vieira: The captaincy transition was seamless thanks to Vieira.
Ex-Monaco manger Arsene Wenger has great belief that his side can overturn the deficit “The statistics dont matter,” he said. Must regret leaving for Barcelona in 2000.
Thierry Henry: Voted the greatest player in the club’s history by supporters, Henry was consistently world class over a five-year period with Arsenal, which makes it surprising that they never managed to regain the championship during that time.
. Thats our desire and thats our belief we can do it.”
David Seaman: Played in both Double-winning sides and was much more reliable for his club than his country. These series events proved pivotal as Arsenal won the League for the first time in four years, along with the FA Cup. Benefitted from two excellent back fours.
Lauren: Edges out Lee Dixon due to his five-and-a-half years in the first team