Arsenal can still play. Win 2-0 in Milan
When the situation arises Arsenal showed they can still play decent football. Maybe because it is not Brighton or maybe because AC Milan are no longer the team they used to be…
It was perfect night for the Londoners in Italy that positions the club in a very favorable chance to advance to the Round of 16.
However, one match will not hide the current situation and players will have to keep on notching good performances to regain trust.
Coach Wenger comments for the game:
“When you have big disappointments you forget quickly that you have some qualities. In one week, you do not become a bad team or a bad player.
Nothing is permanent in life. What is happening in life is just about how much you want to influence things. That’s what we try to do. As I told you in the press conference yesterday, you have to be pragmatic.
Sport is sport and football is football. Today we started the game and faced three or four corners, got away with it maybe. If one goes in, then we stand there again… You have to accept that, what nobody accepts anymore. It’s a coincidence in the game.
That’s what we wanted to show. That is in front of us and that’s what we want to show, that we have the mental resources and qualities.
I spoke about the cup final but people forget that to get to the cup final in England, you need mental resources and you need mental qualities.
We lost against a team who is dominating English football at the moment, and it was unexplainable. We have to accept that, it doesn’t mean that the team has no spirit. We all have to show that until the end of the season.”