Champions League

Wenger rues Anderlecht loss

2014-12-10 10:12
Arsene Wenger (Supplied)
Cape Town - Arsene Wenger admits he has major regrets about Arsenal's capitulation against Anderlecht in November after they could only manage a runners-up finish in the Champions League group stages, reports Football411.

The Gunners produced an emphatic performance against Galatasaray in the final round of Group D fixtures on Tuesday, with Lukas Podolski and Aaron Ramsey both bagging braces to secure a 4-1 win.

However, the result left the north Londoners still second in the standings, behind Borussia Dortmund on goal difference, and Wenger was left ruing his side's showing last month, where they surrendered a three-goal lead over Anderlecht to eventually draw 3-3, as well as their 2-0 loss in Germany the week before.

When asked to sum up his side's group experience, Wenger told Sky Sports: "We had two favourites who responded to being favourites. We have regrets about our game in Dortmund.

"At home we did the job well. Overall we won four games and had one draw but that point against Anderlecht at home we can regret."

Arsenal will now face a less-favourable draw for the first knockout round, with potential last-16 opponents being Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, FC Porto, Monaco or one of PSG or Barcelona.

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