Ramsey gunning for goals

13 February 2012 03:48

Aaron Ramsey has urged Arsenal to go for goals as they seek to maintain their 100% record at the San Siro in Wednesday night's Champions League clash with AC Milan.

The Gunners travel to Italy on Tuesday ahead of the first leg of their mouthwatering last-16 showdown with the Italian champions, who also went top of Serie A at the weekend. Manager Arsene Wenger could be forgiven for playing it safe on Wednesday night considering his own side's Jekyll-and-Hyde performances this season.

But Arsenal famously won on their two previous visits to the San Siro and midfielder Ramsey believes away goals could prove crucial to the outcome of the tie. And he told Arsenal TV Online: "If we can go there and get a few goals and then come back to the Emirates then that's going to be a fantastic result for us."

He added: "Hopefully, we can get a couple of goals and keep them out as well."

The Gunners have certainly not struggled to find the net in the past couple of weeks, netting 11 times in four matches to bounce back from a mini-slump.

The turnaround has coincided with the return of the legendary Thierry Henry for a loan spell which expires after Wednesday night's game.

The 34-year-old has scored three goals - two of them winners - since answering an SOS from manager Arsene Wenger last month.

Henry also bagged a brace on the Gunners' first ever visit to the San Siro, 2003's iconic 5-1 thrashing of Inter Milan. But the Frenchman was coy on whether he was dreaming of signing off in style with another goal there on Wednesday.

"I have not thought about it," he said. "I just want to help Arsenal on the night. I am an Arsenal player for one more game.

"Milan is Milan. It is another type of game and it is never easy to win away in the Champions League."

Source: PA