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Ostersunds assistant Reid confident of Arsenal upset

Ostersunds assistant Billy Reid has warned Arsenal they won't have it easy against the Swedes when they face-off in the last 32 of the Europa League.

The Gunners drew Ostersunds on Monday, avoiding the likes of Napoli, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

But after qualifying second behind Athletic Bilbao, and defeating the likes of Galatasaray, PAOK and Hertha Berlin this season, former Hamilton Academical manager Reid is confident Ostersunds can cause an upset.

"Our home form in Europe is that we have played six, won five, drawn one and had five clean sheets," he told the Daily Mail.

"We can beat anyone at home — and I mean that.

"The first leg is at home, so the aim must be to get a result that gives us a chance going to the Emirates.

"That is our focus, to try and make sure that we play to our potential. Because we are confident we can trouble anyone in our own ground.

"When I first came here and met the chairman, he said they wanted to bring European football to the club.

"I thought: "We are watched by 1,500 people and we are in the second tier of Swedish football, so that isn't the best place to start!". Everyone in Sweden laughed at his ambition, but now it has come to fruition. You can believe in miracles

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