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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wenger Is Confident Of CL Semi Final Progress

Wenger is delighted with his side's performance last night against Villarreal. The away goal means a scoreless draw or any sort of win at home will see them through.

Wenger says "It puts us in a great position, but we want to qualify at home and to repeat the type of performance we did in the second half," he said.

"I am confident, the quality we have shown added to the mental strength and desire we have shown.

But we know Villarreal are a good team as well, so we will be on our toes and focused at Emirates.

“This team has shown the whole season they are mentally very strong and when they have back to the wall, these young players always find an answer which is very interesting for a young team.

"I believe we have created momentum. We are a very young team, but are capable to focus.

"We have shown with the consistency we have in the championship that we are able to concentrate every three days, and at that age, that is a big quality."

Arsenal did not play exceptionally well and deserve to lose the game rather than stealing a draw. But in soccer it is the result that really matters.

Arsenal is enjoying a huge slice of luck these days. Their heroics on the pitch has mesmerized every Arsenal fan. Good results sees them overtake Villa and in pole position to take the fourth spot in the English Premier League.

And it was only a few months ago when there were a lot of fans who wanted Wenger to be sacked. Adebayor was the least popular player in Arsenal because of his desire to leave.

But this is soccer. It is easy to forget your misgivings when you produce good results.