Wenger: 'We will play to win, to finish top of the group'

22 November 2012 12:18
Arsene's post-Montpellier comments.

"We needed two good results - our result and the Schalke result - and we got both so obviously we're happy.

"I found Montpellier well organised, strong in their challenges and quite aggressive so for us it was a question of being patient, not making mistakes, using our experience and wait for a chances.

"The first half we had problems in the transitions to go from defence to attack and in the second half it was better. We moved the ball quicker, made more incisive runs and scored two goals.

"There was one for Wilshere, which I am pleased about because after such a long time out it is great to see him getting stronger and stronger. The second was fantastic by Podolski."

"We will play to win, to finish top of the group. If you look at some groups, like the one with Dortmund and Real Madrid, you don't really know whether it is better to finish first or second.

"Overall statistically it is still better to finish top because you feel you've done your better if you finish top of the group. We will try to win at Olympiacos and Montpellier can beat Schalke at home. We will take a full-strength team."

Source: Arsenal World


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