Steaua Bucharest owner Gigi Becali has vowed he will sack interim coach Massimo Pedrazzini if his side lose at home to Arsenal in the Champions League.

The 49-year-old Pedrazzini has overseen two victories so far since he took the reins on a temporary basis last month - 4-0 at Bacau in the cup and 1-0 against Vaslui in the league on Saturday - but it seems the Italian has not yet earned the backing of the owner.

"If we lose, Pedrazzini will be sacked," said Becali, perhaps in a bid to motivate his players, who have each been promised a £20,000 bonus if they overcome the Gunners.

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