Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Wilshere Set for Arsenal Exit as Everton Make Interest Known

Wilshere Set for Arsenal Exit as Everton Make Interest Known

Arsene Wenger side doubled their lead in the 59th minutes as Henrikh Mkhitaryan played a lovely pass into the box and finding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who tried his luck from close range and coolly striked the ball into the back of the net to make the scoreline 2 - 0.

"It's important we treat it as 0-0 and go out there for the win".

Though Arsenal reported that 59,131 tickets were sold for the Watford game, there were several thousand seats left empty as supporters stayed away in protest at Wenger's struggles.

The Frenchman's long reign at the helm has been called into question in recent seasons, with the Gunners failing to qualify for the Champions League last season for the first time in 20 years.

"We're always playing for the fans, it doesn't matter if they could have come today or not", Mkhitaryan told beIN Sports.

It means Alexandre Lacazette is the only player now on the sidelines through injury as the French worldwide is still working his way back to fitness after undergoing knee surgery last month.

Arsene Wenger is aiming for a swift return to the Champions League via a Europa League triumph to help rescue Arsenal's nightmare campaign.

We head in to the game in control of the tie after securing a 2-0 first leg victory in Milan last week so we should be confident of finishing the job at home to book our place in the quarter finals. "We can't take our foot off the gas".

A third straight win would also allow them to enter an extended global break on a bit of a high after one of the roughest spells of Wenger's 21-year career.

The 29-year-old found himself frozen out by United manager Jose Mourinho, but Wenger is more appreciative of his qualities and has installed him on the right of his three-man attacking midfield. "It was important to get out of that".

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