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Gunner aiming for top CL spot in Group F

Jack Wilshere wants to finish first in Arsenal's group

By | 20th September 2013
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere spoke out to reveal his desire for the Gunners to finish at the top of their Champions League group following their victory over Marseille on Wednesday night. Arsenal traveled to France to defeat the club 2-1 in a hard-fought match. With three points now under their belt and last year’s finalist Borussia Dortmund losing to Italian side Napoli, Wilshere is hopeful that the Gunners can come out on top of the group.

Arsenal’s victory on Wednesday made it six wins in a row for the club after losing their opening match of the season 3-1 to Aston Villa and Wilshere wants their strong run of form to continue.

“Dortmund losing does open it up a bit,” Wilshere said, according to

“We have got two home games now [against Napoli and Dortmund] and they are tough teams but if we play to our full potential in front of our fans, we should be able to win those games. If we win them both, we are sitting on nine points going into the last three games and that is a good position to be in. We also have Dortmund and Napoli away and away games are always tough but we want to finish top of the group.

“In the first game, if you can’t win it you make sure you don’t lose it but we won so it is a great start. We know it is only a great start because it is a tough group – Napoli beat Dortmund so any team can beat any other in this group so we have to be ready for the next game.”

Theo Walcott opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 64th minute when he drilled a miscued header from a Marseille defender into the far corner of the net. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey then added a second, making it his sixth goal of the year in seven appearances. Ramsey’s goal ended up being the difference as Marseille pulled one back on a 90th minute penalty.

The club’s next Champions League match will be against Napoli on Tuesday, October 1st.

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