Dimitar Berbatov
Arsenal will be wary of AS Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov, who scored in the first-leg Getty Images

Arsenal travel to Monaco for the second-leg of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on ITV 1. Radio coverage is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Arsenal are on the verge of being knocked out of the Champions League by Arsene Wenger's former club AS Monaco after the Ligue 1 club beat the Gunners 3-1 in the first-leg at the Emirates Stadium.

The north London club have to score three goals or more to have a chance of progressing to the next round, something they have not done for the last four years.

Wenger will hope his team can turn around the deficit and take Arsenal to the last eight of the competition, but knows that they face an uphill task after the disappointing performance in the first leg.

Arsenal Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez's form will be crucial if Arsenal want to overturn their 3-1 first-leg deficit against Monaco on Tuesday Getty Images

Meanwhile, Monaco come to this game aware of what they need to do and will be wary of the in-form Gunners. The manager has warned his team about it being their toughest game of the season.

The Principality club have one of the meanest defences in the Champions League and will look to continue their form at the back during the Gunners visit.

The French club are favourites to progress to the next round, but Wenger will want his team to be on top of the game and avoid being knocked out during the last-16 stage for a fifth consecutive year.

What managers say

Leonardo Jardim: "We approach this game in the same manner as ever. We are not thinking about the result; we just want to play and produce some good football. Arsenal did not take us lightly in the first leg, it's just that we had the perfect game. We are at half-time in the tie. We are two goals up but this game will be the most difficult of our season so far."

Arsene Wenger: "Monaco are in a very strong position but we have experience and the desire and belief that we can do it. So we are here to do it. We will have to play on full power, focusing on our offensive and defensive games. The desire is there. I am confident. The odds are stacked against us, but we will give absolutely everything to turn the tie around. We will show a different face. In the first leg we failed, which was surprising given our form. We have a second chance and we will exploit it."

Betting odds (888sport.com)

  • Arsenal Win: 25/19
  • Draw: 40/17
  • AS Monaco Win: 11/5

Team news

AS Monaco

  • Injured: Bakayoko (hamstring), Lacina Traoré (broken leg), Raggi (knee)
  • Suspended: N/A
  • Doubtful: Ferreira-Carrasco (ankle), Kondogbia (thigh), Toulalan (thigh)

Possible XI: Subašić; Touré, Carvalho, Abdennour, Kurzawa; Moutinho, Fabinho, Toulalan, Kondogbia; Dirar, Berbatov.


  • Injured: Arteta (ankle), Debuchy (shoulder), Diaby (calf), Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Rosický (illness), Wilshere (ankle)
  • Suspended: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A

Possible XI: Ospina; Bellerín, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Cazorla, Coquelin; Walcott, Özil, Sánchez; Giroud.