Chris Samba, the Blackburn Rovers captain, said he wants to make life a "living hell" for Arsenal at Ewood Park when the Premier League's bottom club, with just a point to their name, are expecting disgruntled supporters to stage a march to demand the manager's removal prior to the lunchtime kick-off.

Samba feels that is unnecessary as performances have deserved far better and he is convinced Rovers have the game to worry Arsenal. The Congo defender, who was linked with a move to Emirates Stadium during the summer, said: "If you are a football player you shouldn't be scared of any team. It is a home game and it is up to us to make it a living hell for them when they come here. It is simple, we must to do our best to make sure they don't play as they want, to make it horrible for them.

"We are so unlucky to be talking about this. With a bit of luck we would not be here, we would have four or five points and be in the middle of the table, comfortably. We have shown we can play good football but at the moment we are not winning. We do look like a good team and we just need a fraction to be a great team."

Blackburn's co-owner Venkatesh Rao, meanwhile, has insisted his manager Steve Kean's job is safe. Rao added: "I am not worried about the welcome for tomorrow, I'm more worried about the results. If we give results I am sure everybody will be happy."