Arteta still confident of Europa League progress

Mikel Arteta insists he has full belief his Arsenal side will still progress in the Europa League after they conceded a last-gasp equaliser in the first leg of their quarter-final clash with Slavia Prague. Nicolas Pepe had come off the bench to seemingly win the game for the Gunners with his strike four minutes from time – but the hosts could not hold onto their advantage as Tomas Holes headed in an equaliser to earn Slavia a 1-1 draw. The first leg at the Emirates Stadium had looked set to end in a goalless stalemate as Arsenal passed up a number of fine chances.

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MIKEL ARTETA: Well, I totally believe that we can go there and win the match. If not, I wouldn't be sitting here. And the mindset has to be to go there, and then score goals and win the game, because we need to score if want to get through. That means psychologically, to go there with 1-0, it's completely different to go with a 1-1. Now we know that we have to go there and win the game, that we have to score goals, and we cannot play any games. We have to go there with the determination to be an attacking team and hurt them.