By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger is confident Arsenal can finish the job they started when they visit Roma for the second leg of their Champions League tie.

The teams will reconvene at the Stadio Olimpico on March 11 and each will take a positive spin on an eventful first leg at Emirates Stadium. The Giallorossi will claim they were let off the hook after Arsenal failed to add to Robin van Persie's first-half penalty. But for all the Gunners' profligacy, they proved they have enough quality to score a potentially decisive away goal in Italy.

The Arsenal manager would have preferred to see his players put the tie to bed on Tuesday night. But Wenger is positive they can prevail - especially if they don't add to a six-strong injury list before travelling to Rome.

"I am happy with the performance but there was room to score more goals tonight," said the Frenchman. "That is a regret we have.

"From Tuesday night we know that we can create chances and you never know what the right result is in this competition.

"One of the positives was that we didn’t concede a goal. We are in a position where we can’t just defend, we want to attack and score goals [in Rome].

"The next game will of course be an interesting one because they will throw a lot more forward. We have three more games between that tie and the next leg. At the speed we are losing players it might be a difficulty for us."

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25 Feb 2009