Despite his extensive Arsenal background, Mannone says Milan holds a special place in his heart.
He told TMW: "Arsenal has fulfilled my dreams. At a work level it has been an important stage, but my heart is not controlled.
"My father took me to San Siro when I was a child. I say Milan. And as an Italian and Milan player I'm confident because we play at San Siro. Milan can take the lead. And then I understand that Arsenal has some fears to play in Milan. It will be an interesting match.
"But beware: if Arsenal is on their game it can be a problem."