Wenger: “I believe it is great to go to Wembley again with our fans.”



Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger expressed his delight after his side came from a goal down to beat Chelsea 2-1 at the Emirates, setting up an EFL Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley. Eden Hazard broke the deadlock in the seventh minute but the home-side levelled five minutes later through a bizarre Antonio Rüdiger own-goal. Granit Xhaka's 60th minute finish sent the Gunners to Wembley, as Chelsea were unable to build on a very good start on Wednesday night. However, following the win Wenger said as arsenal.com reported: “Coming from behind, we were not really convincing in the first half, but I think in the second half we played really well. “We won the ball high up, controlled well and we have a technical midfield, so it’s important that when we give them the ball, we do it well and we looked like we could win this game. “Maybe there was a little bit of a lucky deflected goal, but we were in the box and that was absolutely marvellous.


“Overall I believe it is great to go to Wembley again with our fans, to bring them there and hopefully we can win the trophy.” On whether this is a competition he has targeted, the Frenchman replied: “Yes, I want to win it and we are out of the FA Cup where we were always focused on, so we want to focus on this trophy now. “Everybody always wants to win trophies and in England many teams can win, so it’s important that when you have an opportunity you can do it. It will be a difficult game certainly, but let’s prepare well for our next Premier League game, we want to get back in the top four and need to be consistent now.”

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