Gunners defender looks forward to Europe

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Arsenal youngster Ignasi Miquel is not dwelling on the weekend loss to Liverpool, and the 18-year-old says that if the London club remain positive they can beat Udinese this week and move forward in their Champions League qualifiers.

Arsenal were defeated 2-0 by Liverpool on Saturday, with an own goal from Aaron Ramsey and a 90th minute strike from Luis Suarez sealing a demoralizing loss for the Gunners.

But in a sign that the club are pushing a mental resolve to move forward, Miquel insisted that the side have forgotten about the loss already, and are looking to step up their European campaign.

“We have to work hard and forget about this result,” Miquel told

“Next week we have Manchester United and, firstly, Udinese in the Champions League. It is pointless to think about [the Liverpool] result.

“We have to be positive because Udinese have to score two goals. We have to be positive, give 100 per cent and, if we do that, I am sure we can win it.”

Arsenal have a tough week coming up, with the side facing Manchester United at Old Trafford just four days after they play Udinese away.

And with one week left before the transfer window closes, Arsene Wenger has one eye on purchasing new players to bolster the squad and soothe a growing injury list.

The manager told reporters that whilst he may appear to be stubborn in terms of transfers, he’s simply taking his time to choose the best players for the squad.


“We are never afraid to take a gamble, but to buy a player is always a gamble anyway,” Wenger said.

“I look at the players and if they are good enough. People forget we have bought players - Gervinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Ryo - and you will see over the season they are top-quality players but at the moment we have to give them some time.

“Yes overall we will buy. Maybe people feel I am stubborn, but I am not, I just want to do the best for the team and buy the right players.

“If I have shown one thing in the last 15 years, it is that I have brought in good players.

“We will bring as well experienced players. People just say 'buy' but it is to buy the right player which is difficult.”

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