Five Things Arsenal must do to Down Monaco, Including Sitting Francis Coquelin

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Arsenal have one of the biggest games of the season coming up against Monaco to stay alive in the Champions League. After dropping the first leg 3-1 at the Emirates, it leaves Arsenal with the unenviable burden of scoring three goals against a team that will be doing all they can to shut up shop.

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The good news is that, after having not scored three goals since February 1st, Arsenal did indeed net thrice against a West Ham team that is in no way a push over. Further good news is that the goals came from Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey, two players who are going to need to be at the tip top of their game come Tuesday.

We know that Arsenal can score three, but again, with the likely defensive-oriented tactics that Monaco will employ, Arsenal may have to sacrifice some defense for the sake of offense. But they can’t leave themselves too susceptible to a crushing Monaco goal. It really is a fine line and Arsene Wenger is going to have his work cut out for him to discern a proper strategy that will put Arsenal back in Champions League running.

I am no Arsene Wenger, but here are five things Arsenal could to to heighten their odds of beating Monaco by a large margin.