But the Spanish giants ended up losing 2-1 to the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium in London in the first leg of their Champions League tie.
“We have enough experience in the team to decide the outcome of a two-legged match in our favour. So we have not lost heart,” Maxwell told Sport.es.
“Arsenal played very well, causing us a lot of trouble during their counter-attacks. Nonetheless, I was optimistic before the game. We have ideal conditions to pick up a victory and we can count on the support of our home fans.”