Twenty years ago Arsenal had to win by two clear goals: can history repeat itself tonight?

If ever there was a time to invoke the spirit of '89 it's tonight.

In May 1989 Arsenal travelled to Liverpool on the final game of the season, knowing that should they win by two clear goals they would become the champions.

Nobody had beaten Liverpool at home since Moses was a boy and therefore a 2-0 scoreline seemed extremely doubtful.

But lo and behold, an Alan Smith opener and a Michael Thomas injury time goal handed the Gunners the most memorable win in the history of the top division.

Now Arsenal's youngest ever squad, assembled for a few million quid, a couple of tracksuits and several packets of chewing gum, face a similar task, but with one advantage - we're on home soil and we have yet to concede a Champions League goal on that hallowed turf all season.

The only minor problem is that we have to get the better of the current English and European champions, Manchester United.

But if anyone can pull it off, Arsene Wenger can. A win by two clear goals tonight against our fiercest rivals over the past decade can elevate the current Arsenal team to legendary status and I for one believe that if the Gunners can play to their potential, a return trip to Rome will be on the cards in three weeks time.