Arsenal reach Europa League knockout stage despite Red Star draw

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On a night which saw Marseille fullback Patrice Evra aim a flying kick at one of his own fans, Coquelin was seen confronting Arsenal supporters after their Europa League 0-0 draw at Emirates stadium.

Theo Walcott proved ineffective in front of goal and Olivier Giroud struggled to impress the onlooking Arsene Wenger.

Despite the draw, Arsenal qualified to the knockout stages after collecting 10 points from 4 games. "And with the number of games you play - we want to play in every single competition - I think yes, I will continue at the moment".

"They started stronger than us; they played very well at the start".

"They played at a high pace, they were always unsafe on the breaks and they defended very well. They played at a high pace, they were always unsafe on the breaks and they defended very well", Wenger said at his post-match press conference.

"And he needs to be injury-free for a long period until the end of the season, and get games like that".

"Then I don't believe he could have been involved (for England), he's not, so maybe if he keeps fitness he will be next time".

BATE Borisov's 5-2 defeat to bottom club Koln means that a point is enough to guarantee Arsenal's place in the knockout rounds, though, while also seeing Red Star moving into the qualifying positions with two matches left to play.

"Our plan was to play even better, to correct some errors from Belgrade". We should have scored, there were some good chances for us.

Arsenal reached the Europa League last 32 on Thursday as Everton crashed out. "I have to congratulate my players".

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