Arsenal FC cruise to Europa League knockout stage

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Arsene Wenger’s squad qualified for Europa League knockout stage following the goalless draw against Red Star Belgrade at the Emirates Stadium.

Star player Olivier Giroud was expected to help the Gunners claim victory but failed after missing a number of chances to score. Giroud has been denied twice by goalkeeper Milan Borjan from sending ball into the net.

Along with the France-born forward, Theo Walcott who was given the captain’s armband was also expected to give Arsenal lovely goals but failed to impress in the 90-minute rally.

Wenger’s men had the best chance which fell to midfielder Jack Wilshere. Unfortunately, his shot was cleared off the line by the stubborn defenses of the Red Star.

In a post-match interview, Wilshere said, “I feel good. I am trying to get in the team but there are good players here. I am happy with where I am, enjoying my football and being back in an Arsenal shirt.”

The Gunners’ boss also expressed his sentiments on the 0-0 encounter,” I think they started stronger than us, they played very well tonight. They played at a high pace, they were always dangerous on the breaks and they defended very well.

“In the second half I felt we dominated possession much more, played more in one half, but we lacked a bit of quality in the final ball, vision to find the right space and overall I must say it is a fair 0-0.”

Arsenal will be traveling to Manchester City for another Premier League clash on Weekend (check out the best betting odds).

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