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Eboue: Focusing on United

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Emmanuel Eboue has called on Arsenal to focus on the trip to Manchester United rather than their potential opponents in the UEFA Champions League.

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Arsenal clinched a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday evening following a 3-1 victory over Partizan Belgrade which secured the runners-up spot in Group H.

It means Arsene Wenger's side could face last season's conquerors Barcelona in the next round, while the likes of Real Madrid and 2010 runners-up Bayern Munich also lie in wait.

However, before next Friday's draw, the Gunners travel to title rivals United and Eboue has stressed the importance of focusing on the trip to Old Trafford.

Massive game

"It is the most important thing to go through. We are little disappointed, but that is football," said Eboue.

"For us it doesn't matter who we play. We are strong so we need to concentrate, work hard and always be together - if we can continue to play like this then we can beat any team.

"But we try to forget about the Champions League and think about the game against Manchester United on Monday.

"It is a massive game and it will be very difficult for both teams.

"We always believe in ourselves and we just need to continue how we are playing and if we do that, we can beat them."

Eboue added: "At the moment we are top of the league and we are happy about that.

"But we have to not put our head up, we have to keep it down and continue to work hard on the pitch."