Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted that he was not happy with his teams 2-0 loss to Napoli in Italy.

Arsenal need just one point from their match at the Stadio San Paolo to be sure off seeding in the knockout stage of the Champions League, but their Group F loss along with Borussia Dortmund’s win in Marseille means that they could face much stiffer competition in the form of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or Barcelona in Mondays draw.

Wenger said: “That is the frustration (not winning the group), because you feel there was room to do better, but it could have been worse as well tonight.

“Of course, to finish second makes the potential draw more difficult. In the last four or five years, we have had very difficult draws, so maybe this time we will be more lucky.

“But if you look at the teams who are potentially there, at least we know we will have a difficult draw.

“On the other hand, we have now qualified (from the initial group stage) for a 14th consecutive year and maybe number 14 will bring us a bit of luck.”

Wenger added: “But for now, we have a little breather to focus on the championship. We have a very difficult game on Saturday morning (at Manchester City).

“We will see what comes out of the draw and will assess that in February, because a lot can change on both sides, on us and the team we play against, so we need to put that to the back of our minds now and focus on the championship.”