Although Arsenal Thursday thanks to a 4-1 victory at CSKA Moscow a big step towards the semi-finals of the Europa League, wants manager Arsène Wenger still does not talk about any profit from the tournament.
Profit of the second European clubtoernooi, it seems that Arsenal are still the only chance to qualify for the Champions League places, because in the league is a place in the first four far out of sight.
“But these are still only the quarter-finals of the Europa League, there is still a long way to go and we must finish the job against CSKA still get it done,” said Wenger after the convincing victory in the own Emirates Stadium.
“We are still not in the semi-finals, so it is too early to be over winning the Europa League to talk to. We already have much to endure. That will help us both feet on the ground to keep, records to keep, and our best to continue to do so.”
Against CSKA was the 4-1 stand halfway already on the scoreboard by goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette, both of which are two times scored. Aleksandr Golovin was spot-on behalf of the Russians.
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Although the return next week in the VEB Arena in Moscow a formality it seems, emphasizes Wenger that there are all sorts of things can go wrong for his team and that he is the lead not only wants to defend.
“We need to be fully on that match focus. Our work is not there yet, because it is not yet over. We also need competition in Moscow, just try to win,” said the Frenchman.
“CSKA has a good technical team which very quickly can come out. They gave us in the first half a lot of problems. They are very dynamic and very clever in possession.”
The return between CSKA and Arsenal starts next week Thursday at 21.05 hours. At the same time are also Olympique Marseille-RB Leipzig, Salzburg-Lazio and Sporting Lisbon Atletico Madrid at the program.
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