Eden Hazard: I want ... to win the match between Arsenal and Monaco - Chelsea star reveals Champions League choice

The Chelsea player's pick might be a surprise

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Eden Hazard has declared his support for Arsenal ahead of the Gunners' Champions League second-leg tie with Monaco.

That the Chelsea winger is backing the Gunners may come as a surprise.

Not only is he declaring support for one of Chelsea's fiercest London rivals, Hazard also used to ply his trade in the French league and he is mates with Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco, the scorer of Monaco's third goal in the 3-1 first-leg win at the Emirates.

However, it seems the Belgium international values having an English team in the quarter-finals of the European Cup above those concerns.

"I have a friend Ferreira-Carrasco over there [at Monaco] and I wish him the best.

"But for English football, I hope Arsenal go through."

Hazard's Chelsea were knocked out by PSG whilst Manchester City are being given little chance of overturning their first-leg defeat to Barcelona.

Arsenal will need to score at least three goals in Monaco tonight to have any chance of progressing to the last eight of the tournament.