Europa League: Arsenal pick round of 32 ticket
- Author: Angelo Rivera Nov 04, 2017,
Nov 04, 2017, 0:13
Struggling Everton crashed out of the competition after a 3-0 defeat in Lyon to compound their woes in the wake of former manager Ronald Koeman's exit. Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere operate behind striker Olivier Giroud, who is up top.
IT WAS a mixed night for English teams in the Europa League with Everton bundled out and Arsenal sealing a place in the last-32 knockout stages. They played with a high pace, were unsafe on the breaks and defended very well. "I've gone into a rotation policy and I want to stick to that at the moment".
"In the second half I felt we dominated possession much more, played more in one half, but we lack a bit of quality in the final ball, vision to find the right space and overall I must say it is a fair 0-0". "They played at a high pace, they were always unsafe on the breaks and they defended very well", Wenger said at his post-match press conference.
When asked about Wilshere, 25, who started having impressed on the rare occasions Wenger has selected him this term, the manager responded: "He needs these kind of games to come back to his best level".
Winning this game would put Arsenal through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, and would nearly definitely clinch top of the group, depending on how the other group result ends up.
"Our plan was to play even better, to correct some errors from Belgrade. I have to congratulate my players".