UEFA Champions League: Basel 1-4 Arsenal 

Arsenal had to win to at least preserve its chances to win group. Their dreams came true as PSG surprisingly dropped two points at home against modest Ludogorets (2-2). Therefore, Arsenal with an unusual starting XI sealed top of the group as we head to the Round of 16 at the end of winter. 

Coach Wenger comments on his team’s performance:

“We had a good start, were quite mobile and technically very agile as well. The speed of our start surprised Basel and it was a convincing performance. Once again our squad system has worked well since the start of the season.

I don’t even know who we can get because I don’t know the results of the night, but as I told you before, we can still have a difficult draw. It will be difficult but we will have less guilt because we feel we’ve done the job by finishing first, and we play our second game at home. That’s what we wanted. After that, I said that there is not much difference in the draw, certainly not at the moment.”

on his satisfaction at the two results…
“I cannot complain. We played some nice football and it’s a nice night for us. We came here and wanted to do the job, to play well and on top of that we were lucky with the Paris Saint-Germain result. It was a positive night.”

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