Press conference

Wenger - We won in a comfortable way

Arsenal have one foot in the next round of the Europa League after a comfortable 3-0 win over Ostersunds.

After the game, Arsène Wenger spoke to the media about the game, his plans for the return match and the importance of David Ospina's late penalty save.


on a comfortable night…

Yes, I think we adapted quite well to the pitch. They were maybe a bit cautious at the start and we took advantage of it. I feel at 2-0 at half-time, it was important for us not to concede a goal and win the second half. I felt there was room to score one or two more in the second half but we were in control and once we went 2-0 up, overall we won in a comfortable way.

on if he’ll rest players in the second leg…

I don’t know, I don’t think I will rest. We’ll try to win the game again. Maybe we’ll rotate the players who did not play tonight and rest one or two who played tonight.


on what he made of Ostersunds and if anyone impressed him…

Yes, overall I believe they played well. They didn’t give up, they continued to fight until the last minute. Their captain was impressive, I think he’s a very good player, and the midfielder who came on as well. It’s a good side who had a positive attitude in the game. I can understand now, having seen them tonight, why they made so many good results in the Europa League.

on the importance of Ospina’s penalty save…

For me it was important not to tarnish a little bit our performance. I think we were a bit too easy on that situation and it could have left a bitter taste.



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