Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger urged his players to “finish the job” after they moved to within sight of the Champions League knockout phase with a 2-0 win over Marseille.
Jack Wilshere scored both goals at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to leave Wenger’s side with 12 points from five games in Group F, but it is not yet assured of a berth in the last 16. It needs to avoid defeat at Napoli in its final group game to be sure of going through, although the qualifying permutations mean that it could still progress even if it loses at Stadio San Paolo on December 11.
“It’s unbelievable (not to have qualified with 12 points), but it’s the reality and we have to finish the job,” Wenger said.
“It’s a tricky situation because you could think, ‘OK, (the objective is) just not to lose big (to Napoli),’ but I think that would be a mistake from ourselves.” — AFP