Braga star expects Emirates shock

14 September 2010 09:33
razilian forward Matheus is confident Braga can spring a surprise against Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday night.[LNB] The two sides meet at the Emirates Stadium in the opening round of matches in Group H, with the Gunners tipped to make it through to the last 16.[LNB]Matheus believes Braga can progress as well from a group that also contains Shakhtar Donetsk and Partizan Belgrade, and is looking to make a strong start in London.[LNB]Having knocked out Sevilla and Celtic in the qualifying rounds, Matheus insists Braga should not be underestimated.[LNB]"We have already achieved our first success of the season by reaching the group stages of the Champions League," he said in the Daily Star.[LNB]"But that is not enough. Braga are not just going into this as tourists. Now we want to travel across Europe and win. [LNB]"Arsenal are the favourites to win the match and the group - but we can spring a big surprise. [LNB]"Nobody thought we could beat Sevilla either." [LNB]Matheus accepts that Braga are likely to come under pressure from Arsenal but he believes they can pose an attacking threat of their own.[LNB]"The key to the match for us will be to give our all and take advantage of the opportunities we get on the counter-attack," explained the 27-year-old.[LNB]"I love Arsenal's incredible attacking style, but I don't intend to suffer from it. [LNB]"I intend to enjoy it. Scoring at the Emirates would be an incredible moment for me to remember."

Source: Team_Talk