Glasgow Celtic’s reward for their amazing comeback win over Dinamo Moscow is a fourth round Champions League qualifying draw with Arsenal.
Though last year’s semi-finalists was one of the hardest draws to get, the 2-0 away win in Russia has given the Bhoys a great confidence boost and manager Tony Mowbray is looking forward to taking his team to the Emirates Stadium and taking on the might and flair of Arsene Wenger’s team.
“It’s a tough draw for us but everyone at the club is looking forward to two games against one of the top sides in European football,” Mowbray told Celticfc.net
“It’s a glamor draw for both clubs and one that will certainly capture the imagination of supporters north and south of the border. We can all look forward to two fantastic European nights.
“I have huge respect for Arsene and the job he’s done at Arsenal. He’s had a lot of success at the club and has built a side that plays the game in the right way.
“They don’t spend the millions on players that other English clubs do, but they play with a real style and always try to entertain. That’s down to Arsene and his philosophies.
“It’s a hard draw for us but we will go into the game fully-prepared and confident. The attitude and application of the players since I arrived at Celtic has been first-class, and their ability was there for all to see against Dinamo on Wednesday.
“We will be doing everything we possibly can to get to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. The club has had a lot of success in the tournament in recent years and we will try to continue that.”
Celtic will host the Gunners on Tuesday August 18 before the Hoops travel to London for the second leg at the Emirates Stadium on August 26.