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London – AS Monaco has a very solid defense throughout the group phase of the Champions League this season. They are required to maintain it when the competition enters the fall phase.
Among the 32 teams that competed in the group phase, Monaco is the team with the best defense. In six games, they only conceded one goal, namely in the game against Benfica. However, front-line Monaco also counted unproductive because only scored four goals in the group phase.
Monaco to qualify for the knockout round as winners of Group C. They won three times, drawn twice and lost once in six games.
The team coached by Leonardo Jardim was subsequently met Arsenal in the last 16. The first leg will be held at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday (26/02/2015) pm dawn.
Jardim asked his men to continue to maintain a strong defense for the sake of enlarging the opportunity to qualify for the next round.
“A coach Monaco never look for trouble. He always tried to find a solution,” said Jardim in the official UEFA website.
“From the team that already drove us up here, there are some players who are absent. But the most important is that there are players on the pitch,” he continued.
“The most important thing is that we remain true to our football philosophy and the quality of our defense. We are also able to attack well and getting important goals here,” said Jardim.
The last meeting with Arsenal Monaco took place in August. At that time, Monaco won 1-0 at the Emirates Cup goal by Radamel Falcao mere puppet.
“Arsenal have improved a lot in recent years and they are a better team than two or three years ago. They have brought some very good attacking players,” said Jardim.
“We beat them in the preseason, but it’s just a practice match. So, we can not be too into account. But, we would receive if the result is the same. However, Arsenal are now much stronger,” he added.
“Our strategy is to play solid and not let Arsenal’s key players in the line of attack to destabilize us,” said 40-year-old coach.