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“Maybe it’s our lucky year” – Arsene Wenger

After watching his side book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 3-0 victory over Olympiacos in Greece, Arsene Wenger has insisted that it could be Arsenal’s “lucky year” in the Champions League.

Needing a victory to ensure their progression, Arsenal wrapped up all three points thanks to a Olivier Giroud hat-trick – his first for the club – at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis.

“In the last three weeks we lost Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez. With all the other injuries not many people gave us a chance, but we are a real team and you could see that today,” Wenger told reporters. “To score without conceding a goal is not easy.

It is a special night for us. We needed something special and when you can deliver that you can create a positive memory for the rest of the season. “Maybe it is a lucky year for us in the Champions League, you never know.”

As a result of finishing second in Group F, Arsenal could face Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Wolfsburg or Zenit St Petersburg in the next round.

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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