Kiev star eyes Gunners shock
Dynamo Kiev star Badr El Kaddouri has told skysports.com that he wants to profit from the current Arsenal crisis.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 25/11/08 8:21pm
Dynamo Kiev star Badr El Kaddouri has told skysports.com that he wants to profit from the current Arsenal crisis by inflicting defeat on The Gunners.
The Ukrainians travel to Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to face Arsene Wenger's side, who could seal qualification to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League with victory.
However, defeat to Dynamo could see their place in the knockout stages in major doubt.
Arsenal are on a very poor run of form having won just one league game this month, whilst they have also been hampered by off-field issues which has resulted in William Gallas being stripped of the club captaincy.
Moroccan El Kaddouri is now looking to take advantage of Arsenal's struggles.
"We need points in London and we cannot miss our chances," he told skysports.com.
"It will not be easy but Arsenal is in crisis. In England and we need to profit from this opportunity.
"Arsenal suffers many absences too, but that is not too significant because they possess an excellent squad - for me they are still favourites for the group.
"Our last defeat in Kiev against Porto was very hard on us and now we have to rise to the challenge of the big match in England and try for victory."
El Kaddouri highlighted the absence of England star Theo Walcott from the Gunners side as being a positive for Kiev.
"The absence of Walcott from the Gunners side is a positive one for us," he said.
"I have seen him in the last few matches and he is a sensational athlete."
El Kaddouri insists that Dynamo are fully committed to getting something in North London.
"The match at the Emirates Stadium is a final for Dynamo, we need to give our best game of our season so far and fight for victory," he continued.
"The group is very equal and I am convinced it will go down to the last day.
"This is a key match for us and we need to concentrate on our goals, if we can take the lead the pressure on Arsenal will be enormous."