Arsenal will fight for top four despite Europa League — Henrikh Mkhitaryan


Arsenal came out of the traps fast in the second 45 minutes and scored an important goal through the out-of-favour Sead Kolasinac, who fired home emphatically from inside the box. Indeed, his housemate and defensive partner Calum Chambers had a nightmare first half, putting the ball into his own net for the Swedes' opening goal on 22 minutes. We were complacent and not focused.

"You have seen many upsets like that in the FA Cup".

"We have to focus on the Premier League".

When he was asked what Pep Guardiola and Manchester City would make of the result and performance he replied testily: "You should ask them".

Before dropping into the Europa League this season, the Gunners had been knocked out in the Champions League round of 16 in seven consecutive seasons. We are still in the competition because (in) the English Premier League, anything is possible.

And there are some decent clubs Arsenal will want to avoid with Lokomotiv Moscow, Atletico Madrid, Dynamo Kiev, Lazio, RB Leipzig, Sporting Lisbon, Viktoria Plzen, Lyon, Zenit and Borussia Dortmund all in the mix. "I hope we can improve that medically", he told reporters, as quoted via KweseESPN.

Arsenal against Ostersund at the Emirates Stadium should have been a foregone conclusion before the game had even started on Thursday night.

The defensive issues in Wenger's side have been scrutinised in the majority of their away games this season, but there was something particularly impressive about the way Potter's men took advantage of lapses in concentration to go 2-0 up. They (Ostersunds) deserve to be in this tournament as much as we do, ' he added.

However, both Mkhitaryan and Ozil struggled to connect in a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur which had some questioning their impact as a duo - though the Armenian insists they can impress together.

"He should be OK for Sunday", Wenger said.