Well Arsenal face Liverpool, the Champions League specialists in the Quarter Finals.
Both sides meet after convincingly beating the Milan teams at the San Siro.
And in a twist of fate, Arsenal and Liverpool face each other at the Emirates in the Premier League inbetween the European games so will play each other 3 times in a week.
Depending what happens in the first Champions League game, that will have a massive impact on our league season.
The second leg is at Anfield, which we all know is a tough place to go. Saying that though, you would have to agree that Arsenal bossed the league game earlier in the season, despite only leaving with a point.
People say you want to play at home in the second leg, but I always think Arsenal perform better away from the Emirates. The great games that stick in my mind in Europe over the last few seasons are Inter Milan, AC Milan and Real Madrid – which were all away games. As long as Arsenal can keep a clean sheet at home, then the tie at Anfield is all to play for as far as I’m concerned because we are more than capable of scoring a goal.
And I know Liverpool have a fantastic record in this competition, but they haven’t faced anything like Arsenal in the Champions League before. If Arsenal can play to their maximum we should be too much for Liverpool. It’s a cliche but the first goal will make a huge difference. Look at the game earlier in the season. Liverpool scored first and shut up shop. If we score first, Liverpool will have to come out and that’s when we’re at our most dangerous.
The semi-finals were also drawn this afternoon, and whoever progresses from our tie will either play Chelsea of Fenerbahce. The other quarter-finals are between Manchester United and Roma, while Barcelona will play Schalke.
Did anyone else just know United and Chelsea would get the easy draws?
These are the games you live for, and I’m looking forward to the Arsenal v Liverpool ties. And after AC Milan and Liverpool repeated their final appearances in 2005 and then 2007, who says after the 2006 final Arsenal and Barcelona can’t re-unite in 2008?
Fairytales can happen in football and it would be amazing to get a chance to seek revenge against Barcelona in the final.