Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has admitted that his Gunners might be better off playing in the Europa League rather than the Champions League.
Although Arsenal had a 2-0 win at the Stade Louis II on Tuesday, the Gunners exited Europe’s top club competition on away goals at the hands of Monaco, their fifth elimination at the last-16 stage in as many years.
It has now become a usual habit for the north London club to narrowly miss out on victory after first-leg setbacks against their European rivals and Wenger admits that their lack of progress in the tournament is quite frustrating.
Asked by reporters if he was unhappy with their repeated eliminations, Wenger replied: “Yes, but sometimes we have been beaten by opponents who were in the final.
The Gunners boss believes that his side performed well as they chased an improbable victory against Monaco, however.
He told L’Equipe: “The performance was good. It was a difficult task.
“They surprised us in the first game because subconsciously we were too sure of ourselves.
“In the second half, we lacked a bit of freshness. I am very disappointed to be knocked out, of course, but I will remember a lot of positives from this game.”
Arsenal will resume Premier League on Saturday when they travel to Newcastle United to demand a pound of flesh for their exit in the Champions League.
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