Arsene Wenger does not believe Milan are out of the running yet after Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at San Siro. “We have to finish the job.”
The Gunners had lost four on the trot, but instead finished the Rossoneri’s 13-match unbeaten run in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 16.
“It is an important win of course after we had a nightmare week. Overall it is important to win, but it is not qualification. We have to finish the job at home. I am happy with the spirit and response we gave,” Wenger told BT Sport.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s strike took a deflection off Leonardo Bonucci, then Aaron Ramsey sprung the offside trap in first half stoppages.
“We were not in a position to take risks, but we could not be too cautious as you lose fluidity. We defended with resilience until the end.
“When you play in a cup final it is hard to digest in a few days. When you are knocked down like a boxer you don’t have time to react and you are only halfway up, but you have to respond.
“Your pride and desire to show quality has to come through in the game.”
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