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Juve's Nedved vows to make Gunners 'sweat'

TURIN, April 3 (Champions League) - Juventus midfielder Pavel Nedved has warned Arsenal to expect a tough battle when the two teams meet in Turin on Wednesday.

More than 40,000 tickets have already been sold for the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Delle Alpi stadium.

And having missed the opening match through suspension, Nedved is looking forward to the contest against the Gunners.

'I am ready for the return leg,' said Nedved.

'I will give everything I have to help my team win, hoping that it will be sufficient.'

Juve must turn around a 2-0 deficit in order to progress to the last four.

And the task will be all the more challenging for Fabio Capello's squad as they will have to do without former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira, midfielder Mauro Camoranesi and defender Jonathan Zebina, who are all serving a one-match ban.

Nedved is nevertheless optimistic his side will give Arsenal a run for their money.

'Arsenal will have to sweat because Juve is a team that fights until the end,' Nedved continued.

'We believe that we can qualify and until we are eliminated we will not give up.

'The only certainty is that we cannot make any mistakes.'

Juve failed to recover from last week's slip at Highbury, having been held at the weekend to a goalless draw by bottom side Treviso in Serie A.

However, Capello's side escaped unharmed with Scudetto contenders AC Milan losing 1-0 at Lecce, a result that allowed Juve to extend their lead to nine points with six games remaining.

'We really wanted to get a win,' said former Chelsea winger Adrian Mutu.

'Unfortunately we failed to take advantage of the 15 or so goalscoring chances we created.

'We hope to improve in front of goal starting on Wednesday because we must do well against Arsenal.'

Capello will be desperate to recall striker Alessandro Del Piero, who is fighting against the clock to recover from a thigh injury sustained a week ago.