Arsene Wenger insists the Europa League is now tougher than ever
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes the quality of opponent in the Europa League is now at a “higher level than ever before” as his side prepare to face AC Milan at the Emirates.
Arsenal halted a run of four consecutive defeats in all competitions to take a 2-0 lead home from the first-leg in Italy earlier this month.
The Gunners will look to complete the job on Thursday at the Emirates but Wenger believes it will be difficult for his side to win the Europa League this season.
“The Europa League, if you look at the teams that are in there this season, it is very strong,” said the Frenchman.
Arsenal hold a 2-0 lead over last-16 opponents AC Milan from the first leg
“We play Milan for the chance to reach the quarter-final. You look who is in there – Milan, Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, all the French teams.
“You have many good teams in there and this competition is maybe this season at a higher level than ever before.”
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