By Nick Teale

Arsène Wenger has stood by his assertion that all three English clubs will progress to the Champions League Quarter-Finals, despite two of them holding first-leg deficits.

Manchester United were the only Premier League team to win their first-leg, defeating AC Milan 3-2 at the San Siro two weeks ago. Both Arsenal and Chelsea suffered 2-1 away defeats, with Carlo Ancelotti's men losing to Inter Milan.

Ahead of those games Wenger declared that all three English clubs will progress to the next round, and he remains unmoved on his prediction.

"Yes [they will all reach the Quarter-Finals], but it will be hard," he said. "Man United should not have a big problem to go through. Chelsea and Arsenal will be tight games but I think we can both make it."

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