According to, Arsenal legend Robert Pires has predicted an Arsenal vs Atletico Europa Cup Final BUT only if both clubs can avoid each other and CELTIC on the road to the final.

The World Cup winner paid Celtic a great compliment when he stressed those two sides may find it difficult at Celtic Park should Celtic get through to the later phases.

Speaking about Arsenal and Atletico, The Frenchman believes Champions League experience will carry both sides through.

“They both have a lot of experience, especially in the Champions League.

“They just need to avoid each other and Celtic if they want to face each other in the final.”

Celtic are in Russia ahead of their crunch game against Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday where they look to pave a way into the last 16 of the competition with a slender 1-0 lead.


  1. Here we go again “ delusions of grandeur” from Celtic fans.why avoid them?scottish football.pleaaaaasssse!!actuall come to think of it he(Pires) might be right on two counts.first avoid all the sectarian baggage that comes with them & the incessant whinging from them if things don’t go their way I.e the Eduardo penalty correctly called last time they met.later camera angles proved he’d been clipped.NOT A DIVE.youd think Celtic were robbed.though 3/4-0 down at the the time!expect Zenit to do the business & do us all a favour…


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