Revived Arsenal through to last 16 despite nervy run of results

Arsenal have ensured their qualification into the Champions League round of 16 after a very convincing 4-1 victory over Galatasaray to see them finish second in Group D despite suffering a few shocking results, Skysports reports.

Arsene Wenger was left ruling past errors after group leaders Borussia Dortmund were unable to pick up three points due to their 1-1 draw with Anderlecht, leaving them equal on points, but the Bundesliga side had a superior goal difference, overtaking the Gunners.

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“We had two favourites who responded to being favourites. We have regrets about our game in Dortmund.

“At home we did the job well. Overall we won four games and had one draw but that point against Anderlecht at home we can regret.”

Wenger, however was unhappy that he was forced to take out Aaron Ramsey after the Welsh attacker picked up an injury and admitted that it slowed down their momentum in their attempts to qualify top of the group.

“A little bit (of frustration) but we knew at half-time we had to score six without conceding.

“I think the fact we had to take Flamini and Ramsey off took away a bit of our power going forward. In the second half we had more problems dictating the game.

“Unfortunately it wasn’t enough but we finished with 13 points and we did the job tonight.”

 


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