Mostovoi: Celta already out
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celta trail 3-2 from the first meeting with both sides heading into Wednesday's tussle on the back of 5-1 scorelines.
But while Arsenal crushed Portsmouth in the FA Cup, Celta were beaten 5-1 at home by Espanyol in La Liga over the weekend.
Veteran schemer Mostovoi admits Celta are on a hiding to nothing at Highbury and does not envisage the Spanish side causing an upset.
The Russian international believes no matter how well Celta perform, they are still likely to concede goals against a rampant Arsenal attack.
"For me, it's totally impossible for us to go through," commented Mostovoi. "It's 80 percent certain that we're out.
"We can go there, score two goals and then send everyone back to defend. When I say everyone, I mean everyone - us lot, the players, president, directors and board, the press, everyone.
"I don't know if my team-mates see it the same way but I reckon it's impossible.
"People do say that anything can happen but we went to Real Madrid and played well and they stuck four past us.
"If we go to Arsenal and play well, they'll also probably score four."