By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger believes it is more beneficial to Arsenal if all the English clubs progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Arsenal are currently the only Premier League side to have confirmed their place in the next round with Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea’s futures in the competition dependent on results this week.

But Wenger admits he would like to see all three join his team in the last 16.

“I want everybody to go through,” he said.

“It is more difficult for the other teams and some of them do not have their destiny completely in their own hands, but hopefully they will all go through.”

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