Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
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Arsene Wenger pleased with positive response as Gunners beat AC Milan

Arsene Wenger pleased with positive response as Gunners beat AC Milan

"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". But I'm just unhappy that we lose the games. I try to enjoy every game. I may be anyway, but I would be even more mad. "We never played as a compact team and they deserved the win". Wenger is not what he used to be, and although he should be given some credit for out-coaching Gennaro Gattuso, who looked short of ideas and preparation on the touchline, this win does not suddenly make the world right again.

Arsenal have taken a different approach in tabling a deal for the 26-year-old, the Standard say, with the offer involving performance-based structure due to Wilshere's injury history.

Wenger defended his team's recent run of form, hinting that he believes the criticism Arsenal received following consecutive 3-0 defeats to Manchester City and a limp 2-1 loss at Brighton went overboard.

"That's what we want to show, that we have the mental resources and qualities". "We defended with resilience until the end". "You want to make 30 million people happy and that is what I care about".

Eliminated weeks ago from the FA Cup - which they won past year - and losers to Manchester City in last week's EFL Cup final, Arsenal are 13 points o ut of the top four places in the English Premier League, leaving beleaguered manager Arsene Wenger desperate for success in the Europa League.

The Gunners grew in confidence after that strike, with Donnarumma making two good saves late in the opening period to deny Calum Chambers and Danny Welbeck, before Mkhitaryan hit the crossbar. What he needs is consistency in the team and in the competition. Arsenal, however, were largely untroubled as they limited the home side to half chances with a solid defensive display. I have to see how everybody recovers.

"He was such a pioneer and he brought something so different to the league, however I feel like all the fantastic work he's done is in danger of being tarnished".

"Our pace dropped after the first 45 minutes, but that's down to playing four games in 10 days". Grant Xhaka has looked completely lost as a sole holding midfielder but he benefited from having a disciplined Aaron Ramsey alongside him, while Jack Wilshere pushed on purposefully in a midfield three.

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