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Arsenal boss wary of complacency against Fenerbahce

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Arsenal may have all-but-qualified for this seasons Champions League group stages but the Gunners boss is still expecting a ruthless performance from his side in tonight's return leg against Fenerbahce. 

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal haven't had the most positive of starts to the 2013/14 season but one high-point has been their seemingly easy qualification to the group stages of the Champions League.

After a convincing 3-0 away win in their first-leg in Turkey, they have all-but-secured Wenger's side's progression. 

Arsenal lost 3-1 at home to Aston Villa in their first Premier League fixture but bounced back with a strong display against Fenerbahce and then followed it up by demolishing Fulham 3-1 at the weekend. 

French striker Olivier Giroud has been in good form scoring in all three of Arsenal's matches so far this season. 

The Gunners celebrated finishing fourth on the final day of the last campaign at the expense of north London rivals Spurs and have already taken a huge step towards inclusion in Thursday's group stage draw. 

Wenger is wary of complacency and is remaining focused ahead of the match. According to The Independent, the Arsenal chief knows what it takes to knock out a European opponent. 

"If you want to knock somebody out you need attitude and commitment or you don't do it," he said. 

Under Wenger, Arsenal have been eliminated during the group stage just twice and have not failed to progress from the qualifying round under the current boss and Wenger is not forgetting the importance of sealing victory at the Emirates tonight. 

"We want to finish the job. We have a decent advantage, but we want to get over the line," he added. 

In all of the last three seasons, Arsenal have been eliminated at the Round of 16 stage of the Champions League but Wenger is not looking that far ahead just yet. 

"It's a very, very important tie for us, because we want to be in the group stage the next day," he concluded. 

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