Arsenal supervisor, Mikel Arteta, has stated this week’s Europa League second-leg conflict in opposition to Benfica is a “closing”.
Arteta was talking to the media, after the Gunners suffered their eleventh Premier League defeat of the season to Manchester Metropolis on Sunday.
Raheem Sterling scored the one aim in a 1-0 win for the league leaders at Emirates Stadium, extending their successful run in all competitions to 18 matches.
It’s a end result which leaves Arteta’s males dealing with an uphill activity in qualifying for subsequent season’s Champions League, as they’re 11 factors off the highest 4.
The winners of the Europa League will safe computerized entry to the Champions League and Arteta has underlined the significance of that possibility with the tie finely poised at 1-1 after the primary leg.
“Now we have a closing on Thursday as a result of we wish to proceed within the competitors [Europa League],” he stated.
“Now we have to sleep, eat and we received’t have time to coach then we fly to Greece.”