Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal must learn the lessons of their Champions League last-16 exit to Monaco.
Despite a valiant effort to win 2-0 in Monte Carlo, the Gunners were knocked out on away goals after losing the first leg at Emirates Stadium.
While Ramsey was pleased with the team’s performance on Tuesday night, he says they must examine the reasons for their failure to progress.
"We had chances and on another day we could have scored three, four or five, but it wasn’t to be"
“It’s obviously really disappointing again,” he said. “We seem to always give ourselves a hard task from the first game.
“We came really close - that seems to be the story of the last few years. We’ve got to start learning that we need to keep ourselves in the game in the first leg.
“We did believe that we could come here and qualify. We had chances and on another day we could have scored three, four or five, but it wasn’t to be.
“We can take some positives from [the second leg]. It’s not an easy place to come, they’ve proven that with the results they’ve had here. They don’t concede many but we had chances to score.
“We have a game against Newcastle at the weekend and hopefully we can continue this winning run that we’re on.”
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