Gallas - Gunners can do it

Fabregas and Toure also ready for big game at Anfield

William Gallas feels Arsenal have the perfect opportunity to show their quality in their UEFA Champions League second leg against Liverpool.

The first leg of the quarter-final at Emirates Stadium finished 1-1 after Emmanuel Adebayor's goal was cancelled out by Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt.

The away goal gives Liverpool a slight advantage ahead of next week's return at Anfield and Gunners captain Gallas is looking forward to the tie.

"We know that it will be difficult, we know that they will be strong and we know the supporters will be behind them, so that will be the opportunity to show everybody how good we can be," Gallas told Sky Sports News.

Cesc Fabregas also acknowledged the difficulty facing Arsenal, but the Spanish midfielder insists the pressure is still on both clubs.


"There are still 90 minutes to play," said Fabregas. "We know what we can do and we know what it is to play at Anfield.

"It will be tough, it will be difficult, but the pressure is still there for both of us."

Arsenal pressed for a second goal after half-time and were unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty when Kuyt pulled back Alexander Hleb.

Kolo Toure, playing at right-back in the absence of the injured Bacary Sagna, admits the Gunners were wary about pushing too hard for a winner.

The Ivorian said: "It is always difficult because you don't know if you have to push or to wait because you don't want to concede a goal as it would be really difficult for the second game.

"We didn't know if we have to go for one or don't concede a goal."