Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Wenger on CSKA game: We’re in it to win it

Arsene Wenger says that Roma’s defeat of Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night is something his team will pay attention to as they face the same situation in Moscow on Thursday, but that his approach will be to go and win the game.

The Gunners take a 4-1 aggregate lead into the quarter-final second leg, just as Barcelona did when travelling to Rome, and the Frenchman wants his team to be positive and ensure qualification for the semi-finals.

Speaking in Russia ahead of the game, he said, “We have an advantage, the best way to build on the advantage is to try to win the game, we play with our best possible team, have a positive attitude and try and win the game.

“We are in a position where I don’t think we are under threat of complacency, it is an important target for us to go as far as possible.

“Last night may be a warning for us but let us not go overboard as well, yes we have a big job to do but we are in a strong position and it is how we approval the game that will be vital tomorrow.”

And he acknowledged the importance of the competition now that the top four is basically out of reach.

“The Europa League is important for us, everyone knows that,” he continued.

“We are at a stage where we focus on it because in the Premier League we have a very, very, very slim chance to move further up so the Europa League is one of the big targets now.”

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David C

As a Canadian, I have to say that it is so fun following a sport that uses aggregates. Most North American sports are built around series. I find it fascinating but also wonder how you prepare a team for the 2nd league. I would tell the team to ignore the first game and just go out and win the 2nd game but it’s not that simple is it?

Still can’t believe Barca are out. Jive up 2 nil at halftime against Real too.

COYG!

Gooner223

Manager ticking all the right boxes beforehand – non complacent, playing with the best possible team, positive attitude. Close this one out with authority, lads.

Too Drunk To Be Offside

On an unrelated note, Harry Kane has approached the English FA to recognise and credit him for having scored a goal in the IPL cricket match between Delhi and Rajasthan. #TrueStory!

Goonerrific

Eh?

MateKiddleton

Just a little joke. Heh.

Mayor McCheese
Billy Bob

He needs to be given the nickname DFG aka desperate for goals!!! Seriously Kane is such a mong!!!!

Bosscielny

He has sweared on his daughter’s life. Talk about desperation. Poor girl must be so proud with her dad using her this way to get a goal against Stoke.

Also spare a thought for Eriksen, Spurs appealed to take a goal away from him. Small club indeed.

I didn’t give a f*ck earlier but now I really want Salah to win the golden boot.

Merlin's Panini

He’s also claiming he scored a goal against Buzz Aldrin on the moon.

Mayor McCheese

The best part about our involvement in Europe is that we can’t have an inept English referee as the game’s official. Michael Oliver, take a bow son! Useless.

santori

Useless.

Last minute and the penalty was a 50-50 at best.

Bloody twit.

Anonymarse

I thought Buffon was going to pull his head off

matat

honestly I feel like the contact was soft but definitely did knock him off his feet…. It’s really hard to argue that it wasn’t a penalty as he hit the attacker in the back

Homer

Had that been an Arsenal player fouled in the box – and it was a foul – then you’d look at it differently.
And it makes no difference whether its the 94 min or 4 min. Either a foul is a foul whenever its made, or nothing matters.

And fecking Juve, glad those cheating bums are out. Too bad its Real Madrid that had to win ….

santori

Just look at Barca last night and Juve almost nicked it today. No guarantees. If we go in with a lazy mentality to defend the lead, we will suffer. We need the approach it as 0-0 and we have to get an away goal or two. Probably like to see the wide areas exploited with some pace as their 3 Cbacks are old and they will have to come at us. IMO : ………………………Laca……………………………. Welbeck…………………………………………Iwobi ……………..Ozil……………..Rambo……………… Monreal……………Elneny………………….Bellerin …………….Kosceilny…..Mustafi………………….. ……………………..Cech……………………………. Release Welbeck and Iwobi on the counter to look for Lacazette or cut in field. Ramsey and Ozil just ahead of… Read more »

Gudaffiduck

Blogs I’m getting man u ? adverts, what is this??? ?

Little Bill

yrah, why am I getting ads for penis enlargement blog?

Nketibag

Alright Little Bell

Merlin's Panini

I’m getting ads for DJ bags, because I looked at DJ bags. That’s kinda how it works guys…

gooner

So what’s the offer? For a little bill they want to change your user name to Big Dickson?

UGooner

Haha… As Blogs always says, you get ads based on your search history or something like that. Well, I know it certainly wasn’t you so curse the twat that searched Man U on your computer heh

As for the penis enlargement errrrrrrmm….

Kowpete

Arsenal should play to win. All the best gooners

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