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Dundalk manager Giovagnoli plots Arsenal downfall

Dundalk boss Filippo Giovagnoli is hoping to pull off an upset against an English giant.

The Irish minnows, who are 14 times champions of their domestic league, take on Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday.

While they are not fancied to get anything from the game, Giovagnoli hopes they can show their quality and grab a point - or all three.

Giovagnoli told reporters: "It's like a heavyweight boxer against a super lightweight so we will have to make them run around a bit.

"The difference is obvious. But let's show our passion and make it difficult for them.

"The lightweight against the heavyweight has to work more because if you get too close to them then they will kill you.

"The lightweight has to run more but how can you run more against a team like Arsenal?

"We have to match them for intensity, play with passion, because there's no comparison between us and them. You cannot compare the teams."

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