`Now finish the job,` Arsene Wenger tells Arsenal

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:18

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger urged his players to "finish the job" after they moved to within sight of the Champions League knockout phase with a 2-0 win over Marseille.

Jack Wilshere scored both goals at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to leave Wenger`s side with 12 points from five games in Group F, but they are not yet assured of a berth in the last 16.

They need to avoid defeat at Napoli in their final group game to be sure of going through, although the qualifying permutations mean that they could still progress even if they lose at Stadio San Paolo on December 11.

"It`s unbelievable (not to have qualified with 12 points), but it`s the reality and we have to finish the job," Wenger said.

"It is not an easy situation. It`s a tricky situation because you could think, `OK, (the objective is) just not to lose big (to Napoli),` but I think that would be a mistake from ourselves.”

"It is to put in our head to go there, play in a positive way and try to win the game, because everything else would be a dangerous gamble."

Wilshere opened the scoring after only 27 seconds -- the fastest goal in the Champions League this season -- and completed his brace in the 65th minute when he converted a low cross from Mesut Ozil.

"It is not an easy situation. It`s a tricky situation because you could think, `OK, (the objective is) just not to lose big (to Napoli),` but I think that would be a mistake from ourselves.”

"It is to put in our head to go there, play in a positive way and try to win the game, because everything else would be a dangerous gamble."

Wilshere opened the scoring after only 27 seconds -- the fastest goal in the Champions League this season -- and completed his brace in the 65th minute when he converted a low cross from Mesut Ozil.

AFP

First Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:26

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