"There is some extra pressure to do extremely well in this competition, but that is part of being where we are".
"We have to see it as an opportunity".
They come into the game on the back of a 3-0 win against Stoke City at the Emirates in what was an ideal preparation for this tie.
This will be Arsenal's first European quarter-final since 2010 and, having previously reached seven quarter-finals in the first 14 years of his tenure, Wenger is convinced that the club's supporters will turn out in force tonight. Russian teams always have good technical level. They threaten to do stuff and it doesn't quite happen but this is the first time I've seen a positive step from the fans. I think the crowd, when something is at stake, is always there'.
As the last Premier League club left in the competition, Arsenal are now the favorites in England to take the title, but Wenger didn't want his players to get ahead of themselves.
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"I'm not anxious", said Wenger at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday. "We will make maximum efforts to neutralize not exclusively Henrikh, but the entire attacking line of the opponent".
"Honestly nobody knows what is going on and it looks more to be diplomatic relations are a bit complicated", he said. "If we have the same performance as we did in France against Lyon then we have a chance of making the semi-final".
Wenger confirmed he has everyone available for selection for the crucial match including Alexandre Lacazette.
"Lacazette is ready to start, yes", said Wenger.
"Basically we have everybody available, I think", he said.
Wenger also refused to reveal whether he would stick with David Ospina, who has been Arsenal's first-choice Europa League goalkeeper, or go with Petr Cech, fit again following a minor groin problem.
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