Published: Sat, November 04, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Boakye satisfied with Arsenal stalemate in Europa League

Boakye satisfied with Arsenal stalemate in Europa League

Arsenal are through to the last-32 of the Europa League despite only managing a goalless draw with Red Star Belgrade at The Emirates on Thursday night.

He had changed his entire starting XI from that which had impressed in recovering from a goal down to defeat Swansea 2-1 in the Premier League last weekend, and those selected struggled to influence the game.

Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are all likely to come into the team with Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez dropping out of the squad. "But overall we have to understand as well that there were many young players in the team and I think that is part, for them, of the learning process to play these kinds of games".

"They played at a high pace, they were always risky on the breaks and they defended very well".

"We have ten points from four games and we want to compete in every competition so we will continue with the rotation policy which has served us well so far".

"In the second half I felt we dominated possession much more, played more in one half, but we lack a bit of quality in the final ball, vision to find the right space and overall I must say it is a fair 0-0".

"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".

Arsene Wenger's unbeaten side move onto 10 points at the top of Group H, and are assured of progress to the knock-out stage after FC Koln's 5-2 win over BATE Borisov in the night's other group match. We should have scored, there were some good chances for us.

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