Wenger Grateful To Ludogorets As Arsenal Top UCL Group

Wenger Grateful To Ludogorets As Arsenal Top UCL Group

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he is delighted his team finished as Group A winners in the UEFA Champions League thanks to Ludogorets who held Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-2 draw in France on Tuesday night.

Arsenal finished top of the group on 14 points, two points ahead of PSG, following their 4-1 away win against Basel in Switzerland on Tuesday.

A hat-trick from summer signing Lucas Perez and a goal from Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi secured the comfortable win for Arsenal.

It was the first time Arsenal will end a Champions League group stage as winners since the 2011/2012 season.

“I thought Ludugorets were a good side – they made a great result that helps us top the group, which was what we wanted,” Wenger said in his post-match press conference.

“We did the job in a convincing way, we were mobile and overall had a committed performance.

“It is difficult to know but you feel a bit less guilty if you have a bad draw if first than second – we have done our job and let’s see what happens.”

Wenger reserved special praise for Perez for his hat-trick heroics.

“I think Perez took advantage of the fact we created good chances – he is a goalscorer you know, he has shown tonight he has a good smell for the goal.”