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Wenger lauds Arsenal's 'victory of patience'

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 0.15CET
There was frustration for Olympique de Marseille coach Élie Baup who was left to rue his side's inexperience, while Arsenal FC's Arsène Wenger enjoyed "a victory of patience".

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Match statistics

Marseille
Arsenal

1

Goals scored

2

48

Possession (%)

52

16

Total attempts

10

9

on target

7

7

off target

3

1

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

4

4

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

9

8

Fouls suffered

9

551

Passes

606

420

completed

464

Lineups

marseille

Marseille

arsenal

Arsenal

30Mandanda (GK) (C)1Szczęsny (GK)
3N'Koulou
Yellow Card41
3Sagna
4Mendes4Mertesacker (C)
9Gignac6Koscielny
10Ayew10Wilshere
15Morel11Özil
17Payet
Substitution73
12Giroud
20Romao14Walcott
Goal65
Substitution78
24Fanni16Ramsey
Yellow Card54
Goal83
25Imbula
Substitution80
20Flamini
Substitution90+1
28Valbuena
Substitution90
28Gibbs

Substitutes

16Samba (GK)21Fabiański (GK)
7Cheyrou5Vermaelen
11J. Ayew
Substitution73
Goal90+3
17Monreal
Substitution78
13Lemina25Jenkinson
14Thauvin
Substitution80
31Miyaichi
Substitution90+1
23Mendy37Akpom
29Khalifa
Substitution90
45Hayden

Coaches

Élie Baup (FRA) Arsène Wenger (FRA)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Standings

Last updated: 19/09/2013 09:05 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 0.15CET

Wenger lauds Arsenal's 'victory of patience'

There was frustration for Olympique de Marseille coach Élie Baup who was left to rue his side's inexperience, while Arsenal FC's Arsène Wenger enjoyed "a victory of patience".

Élie Baup, Marseille coach
There is disappointment, frustration, as we deserved at least to share the spoils. It would have been fair. We lacked the experience whereas teams like Arsenal have plenty. They know how to keep it tight when necessary, and that was the case for them at moments tonight. Then they know how to regroup and hit you and punish your smallest mistakes. They used all the opportunities they had to be efficient. We have to learn from that. Apart from that we produced a good game, though efficiency was on Arsenal's side.

Arsène Wenger, Arsenal manager
I believe it was important to get the first goal. I thought Marseille had an excellent first half. We were a bit timid, but overall it was a victory of patience and experience, even if we were not flamboyant. We know we have all these players that can make something special happen. I knew it would be a difficult game. They have players of quality and a passionate crowd. [Mathieu] Valbuena was excellent tonight.

[Theo] Walcott scored the most difficult of his chances this season, but that will give him a much-needed confidence boost. [Aaron] Ramsey has been outstanding. Every time he is in a good position now, he scores.

Last updated: 20/09/13 0.03CET

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