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20 Oct 2010 10:30:24

Djourou and co "in good shape"

Johan Djourou believes the 5-1 hammering of Shakhtar Donetsk proves that Arsenal are capable of making a serious challenge for the Champions League this season.The north Londoners made light work of brushing aside the 2009 UEFA Cup winners at the Emirates Stadium after a fluid performance which was rounded off by two well-worked goals by Marouane Chamakh and Jack Wilshere.The competition is the biggest piece of silverware that Wenger has failed to add to the Arsenal trophy cabinet since he arrived in 1996, with the Gunners coming closest four years ago when they were defeated by Barca in the final in Paris.But with 14 goals in the bag, and a maximum nine points from three games in Europe so far this term, Djourou reckons the team are capable of reaching the final which this year will take place at Wembley."I think the result shows that Arsenal is ready to go as far as possible in the Champions League," the defender said. "It's early but it shows people that we can do well in the competition."We are more or less qualified even though there are still three games left, but it's true that we are in good shape."


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