Victory in Marseille was important, says Wenger

After he his saw his side triumph in Marseille on Wednesday evening, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised the performance of the players, and told of his belief that the win was crucial to their chances of making the knockout stages, reports the Daily Mail.

After creating few chances before the break, second half goals from Theo Walcott, and the in-form Aaron Ramsey secured an impressive victory for Arsenal – their 10th in a row away from home – thus rendering Jordan Ayew’s late penalty for the French club academic.

It was the first game of what looks a tricky group for Arsenal, with Borussia Dortmund and Napoli also drawn alongside them, but after leading his side to victory at the Stade Velodrome for the second time in three years, Wenger discussed the importance of getting off to winning start in the Champions League

He said: ‘We always try to win and it’s worked in recent months. We played many away games where you expect us to be in a position where we can win the game. But what is interesting is the consistency we have shown and I knew it was important to get three points here to have a chance.

‘I said yesterday we needed 10 points at least, so to start with three is good.’

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