Arsenal can deliver a performance they will never forget and knock Monaco out of the Champions League, says Thierry Henry

Gunners legend says Arsene Wenger's men can overturn deficit

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Thierry Henry has backed Arsenal to overturn their first leg deficit in Monaco and progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The Gunners lost 3-1 to the Ligue 1 side at Emirates Stadium and head to Stade Louis II on Tuesday needing at least three away goals to advance.

Arsene Wenger's men have not been beyond the last-16 since 2009-10, when they cruised past Monaco but fell in the quarter-finals to Barcelona.

But former Arsenal man Henry - who played as the Gunners lost the 2006 final to Barcelona in Paris - believes Wenger's side can produce a performance they will never forget.

"Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke both pulled off shock results in the Champions League. PSG stunned Chelsea while Schalke gave Real Madrid a fright with their away win," Henry wrote in his column in The Sun on Sunday.

"And I believe Arsenal can do the same at Monaco on Tuesday. People will say I'm biased, I know, but despite trailing 3-1 from the first leg, my former club can produce a big result in the big game.

"It won't be easy, of course. Yet with the right commitment, Arsene Wenger's team can deliver a performance they will never, ever forget."