Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
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Kolasinac Challenges Arsenal to win Europa League in Unbeaten Finish

Kolasinac Challenges Arsenal to win Europa League in Unbeaten Finish

The former Borussia Dortmund striker reacted well to turn home Granit Xhaka's drilled pass in the 43rd minute and Arsenal might have been level had Laurent Koscielny not headed against the post in first-half added-time. He's won a lot in his career and been at the same club for 22 years.

Four consecutive defeats in all competitions, most recently in the 2-1 defeat at Brighton, simply rubbed salt in to the wounds.

Wenger has never faced such opposition during his iconic reign in north London, but he retains full confidence in his ability to steer the club through a testing period.

"When you have bad results its always bad for the team", he said. "It doesn't matter what is going on outside, we need to stay together as a team".

"It is not an easy moment but we have to give our best to show him that we play for him and give everything for him".

Wenger can expect to face further criticism over the coming weeks and months, with it already suggested that he has outstayed his welcome , but the 68-year-old insists he has given no thought to resigning.

"Focus on what you can do better, and analyse what you didn't do well".

After 22 years working under the same manager, the Gunners find themselves in a hard situation.

"They are two very, very good lads".

Wenger may have multiple Premier League titles and FA Cup crowns under his belt, but he is struggling to inspire a side that have now suffered four successive defeats across all competitions and eight losses in their last 13 fixtures.

The storm certainly appears to be gathering, but lest we forget Wenger has ridden out this kind of turbulence many times before.

Taking everything into consideration, I think that AC Milan will win this game. That's the most important.

The former Gunner conceded that on current form, Arsenal do look a shambles, but they still have a good enough squad and Wenger remains one of the leading lights of coaching.

Winning the UEFA Europa League looks to be Arsenal's only realistic method of reaching the UEFA Champions League, but that will be hard on current form, so the Gunners may well end the campaign without major silverware or a passage into Europe's elite competition.

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