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Arsenal boss Wenger was determined for Partizan Belgrade clash to be played

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he was desperate to get their Champions League win over Partizan Belgrade out of the way.

There was a chance the match would not have gone ahead if the floodlights had failed.

Wenger said: "I thought it would be terrible to go home and not play.

"I encouraged UEFA when they asked me 'do you want to play even if one corner is off?,' I said 'yes, as long as the referee is happy with it'.

"Overall it was acceptable."

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