Arsene Wenger
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Arsene Wenger is hoping that Arsenal can repeat their heroic efforts against Tottenham when they face AC Milan on Tuesday, in an uphill battle to get through the Champions League last 16.

The Gunners are currently 4-0 down on aggregate, and though they will have a home advantage, clawing back to even a draw over the two legs will be a particularly tough ask for the side.

But after coming back from being 2-0 down against Spurs last week, Arsenal won the match 5-2, and Wenger believes that this kind of goal scoring magic is once again possible as the side prepare.

"I have a gut feeling they can do it, and my job until 7.45 tomorrow night is to convince them they can do it," he told Sky Sports.

"The best way is to ignore the first game and do what we did against Tottenham.

"We were 2-0 down and we just kept going because we wanted to win the game. I have always said that the mentality in this team is very good.

"You can understand, that's the first time we've lost 4-0 away from home in a Champions League tie and you can't really be happy.

"That was a massive disappointment. We [were] poor and we have to face the truth as well. I include myself in that, I don't disassociate myself either.

"Sometimes when you made a big score, the difficulty is always psychological.

"When you have made a big [victory margin] you think you just need to turn up and make sure you defend well. And the other team has nothing to lose."

Arsenal have worked their way back into the top four, and for the first time this season are looking a serious prospect to qualify for the Champions League next season.

If any side can make a comeback against AC Milan, it would be Arsenal, with Robin van Persie's goal scoring skills set to be heavily relied on as they aim for an unlikely quarter final berth.