Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will back his players to play Kaka and AC Milan off the San Siro pitch this week.

"In Italy, what do the teams do who play against Milan? They take Kaka, get him out of the game," said Wenger. "We will play zonal and will not mark him man to man. We will be faithful to what we do usually.

"We will try to get him out of the game by cutting the connections with him.

"If you kick the great players out of the game, why should people go to watch football?

"Great players make football a bit special, they make it art. If you are there to kill them, it is not acceptable."