Ludogorets coach Georgi Dermendzhiev admits that Arsenal are clear favourites for tomorrow night’s game, but says they can’t be worried about facing more illustrious opponents.
The Bulgarian side are European minnows on this stage, but Dermendzhiev says, “‘Arsenal are favorites, maybe even for the group. But you know, our team already has enough experience.
“We are not worried, and not afraid of these teams.”
The Ludogorets wasn’t being provocative though, and had words of praise for Arsene Wenger’s side.
“For 20 years, they are always in top four in England, they always play in the Champions League. They are a very good team, and this year they are even better than the previous ones.
“They are doing well in the Premier League, as well as in Europe compared to last year.”
Meanwhile, Dutch winger Virgil Misidjan was full of confidence for tomorrow’s game at the Emirates.
“We are not scared by Arsenal. We have what is needed – the qualities and the good players.
“I think they should be afraid of us, we can surprise every team.”
Having had some difficult games against so-called ‘lesser’ opposition in seasons gone by, Arsenal won’t be taking anything for granted tomorrow night.
Thanks to Arseblog reader Ivan for the quotes from Bulgarian media.