Wilshere ‘confident’ on Arsenal progress

Jack Wilshere remains ‘confident’ Arsenal can progress to the Europa League final despite being held 1-1 by Atletico Madrid in their semi-final first leg.

The England international was involved for the Gunners on a frustrating night when they were held by 10 men while Atleti have not conceded a goal at home in their last 11 matches.

 “We are clear what we have to do next week and we’re confident we can take the game to them and score the goal we need,” Wilshere told reporters in quotes carried by the British press.

“Last night’s result was definitely not the one we wanted but we can’t be too disappointed because we created a lot of chances and if we can do the same thing over there we’ll still have a chance.

“When we went 1-0 up I was thinking it could be two or three-nil. We had a lot of possession and we had to make it count.

“But Atletico are the best team in the world at counter-attacking . They sat in two banks of four all night and waited for us to make a mistake.

“You can’t give a player like Antoine Griezmann that kind of opportunity because he will punish you and that’s what he did.

“So now we have to pick ourselves up and go again.”

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