Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

You Have To Suffer As A Manager - Arsene Wenger

You Have To Suffer As A Manager - Arsene Wenger

This was supposed to be another tough challenge for a beleaguered Arsenal at San Siro but instead they outclassed an admittedly poor Milan side as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey struck in the first half to seal a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg of this last-16 tie.

The Welsh global scored the second goal in a 2-0 success at the San Siro, after Henrik Mkhitaryan had opened his Arsenal account in their last-16 first-leg tie.

The Egyptian worldwide played only the last 10 minutes, after coming on at right wing-back to replace injured Calum Chambers.

"It is an important win of course after we had a nightmare week", the 68-year-old Frenchman told BT Sport. "We will keep fighting in the league to improve our position", he added.

Arsenal is a club that has somehow subsisted on its own self-perpetuating fury at the same things going wrong every year for some time now, spiralling out of control in an identical way each season and losing its ability to be taken seriously as a result.

Mkhitaryan shone in the Europa League for Manchester United last season and topped that off by scoring in the final as the Red Devils saw off Ajax.

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But first up is a Premier League game against Watford on Sunday, and Wilshere wants to see the team replicate Thursday's effort there as well, even though a top-four finish looks out of reach. "We played against the best team in the country".

Their side dominated the game throughout, albeit for a few scary moments nearing the end, and could, and perhaps should, have won by more if not for some good Gigio Donnarumma goalkeeping and wayward Arsenal finishing.

"You are always trying to prove yourself to people and play well in the next game". There have been at least three goals in seven of Arsenal's last eight Premier League home matches, while Watford have leaked ten goals in their last six away games.

Now that is what I call a proper assessment of the game, and one that we will never ever get from a manager like Wenger, who is too anxious about giving too much away to be honest after a defeat.

"You want to show you have the quality and the strength and you can only show that when it is hard". "I'm not doing well, so I'm the guy who can get advice from him". Worse still is that turnovers led to unsafe counter attacking situations and only didn't end up costing Arsenal due to some good defending and ineptitude from Milan. "And then you look at the money, every team in England earns triple from TV rights and this makes the difference".

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