Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson that the Gunners have the belief to topple the Champions League holders in Wednesday's semi-final first leg at Old Trafford.
The pair met and were seen shaking hands at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, as Ferguson travelled to London to scout his side's next opponents.
The Scot watched as a Cesc Fabregas double maintained Arsenal's impressive unbeaten league run, which has now stretched to 20 games since a 3-0 reversal at Manchester City in November.
And Wenger says his side have the belief that they can go to the Theatre of Dreams and record a positive first leg result ahead of the pair's rematch in North London.
“What is important against United is that we are at our best. When we are out our best we can beat everybody," he said.
“If you go to Old Trafford without belief you make it very difficult from the start for yourselves. We’ll go there with belief, with desire and with enjoyment. We will give absolutely everything to do it.
“We will be faithful to the game we play. We go, like we go everywhere in Europe, to score or win.”
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