Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has come out to liken his team’s 2-0 win against AC Milan in the Europa League first-leg match of the round of 16 to a boxer struggling to get up after a knockdown as they overcame their recent poor form.
The 2-0 victory recorded the match at San Siro stadium meant they have avoided a run of five straight defeats, which they last experienced in 1977.
BBC Sport quoted the Frenchman to say:”It is an important win because we had a nightmare week,” said Wenger.
“When you have big disappointments you forget quickly that you have some qualities. In one week, you do not become a bad team or a bad player. Nothing is permanent in life,” said Wenger.
“When you are knocked down it’s a little bit like in a boxing match when you’re half-knocked down you don’t have time to recover and the next one comes again. That’s what happened to us.