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Wenger: Arsenal were ‘convincing’ at Basel

Arsene Wenger was delighted with the way his Arsenal side finished off their group stage campaign of the Champions League.

The Gunners controlled FC Basel to come away with a 4-1 win at St Jakob-Park thanks to a hat-trick from Lucas Perez.

The victory, and PSG's 2-2 draw with Ludogorets, sees Arsenal finish top of Group A which Wenger admits was his side's goal from the outset.

"We made a great result to be top of this group which is what we wanted," the Frenchman told BT Sport 2.

"We did the job I think in a convincing way, we were mobile, we started very well, we scored goals on all our accelerations and overall we had a convincing performance."

Regarding Monday's Round of 16 draw as group winners, Wenger added: "It's difficult to know (the advantages of finishing top) - you feel a bit less guilty.

"If you have a bad draw (it can be) when you're first or second. At least we have done our job and let's see what happens."

Andrew Slevison
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