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Gabriel - What we learnt in Croatia

Gabriel says Arsenal learnt key lessons from their Champions League defeat at Dinamo Zagreb that they hope to put right on Tuesday night.

The Gunners were beaten in the Croatian capital on matchday one on a disappointing night that also saw Olivier Giroud sent off.

 

Arsene Wenger’s side must beat Dinamo at Emirates Stadium to stand any chance of progressing, and Gabriel says they are determined to succeed.

 

“I think we learned a lot [from the game in Zagreb], we showed that we were the better team but that's football,” he told Arsenal Player. “They knew how to take advantage of our mistakes and got what they wanted out of the game.

“We've had time to reflect on what we did well and what we didn't. We got more things wrong than right, so in the next game we need to try to improve in order to achieve our objective.

“The fact that this game is at home in front of our fans is very important. Our fans have always cheered us on and helped us and you feel more motivated playing in a stadium like the Emirates. For me in particular, I feel very motivated.

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“We could still qualify from our group in the Champions League, so I'm not thinking about the Europa League. I think that we need to focus on winning these next two decisive games and what happens with the other results determines whether we will qualify or not.”

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