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Arsene Wenger on Aaron Ramsey's special goal and Lukas Podolski's game


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the Gunners can now focus on the Premier League and the F.A. Cup after reaching the Last 16 of the Champions League.

The Gunners will almost certainly face tough opposition in the next round but the Frenchman says it's too early to focus on what comes next in Europe.

"Let's wait for the draw, prepare well," Wenger said.

"We can focus now on the Premier League. It was my 180th game in the Champions League tonight, we won away from home and are now 15 consecutive years in the last 16.

"I believe that is an achievement. Let's focus on the Premier League and until the end of February, and the FA Cup as well. Hull will not be an easy game. In February, we will see where we stand."

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored what was certainly one of the best goals of the season, much to the delight of the Frenchman.

"I felt at the time was not the right decision, but he proved me wrong," Wenger said.

Alongside the Welshman, striker Lukas Podolski was one of the best players for the Gunners and Wenger says the Germany international is finally back to his best.

"It is a competition for places that is difficult," Wenger added.

"I had [Danny] Welbeck, [Alexis] Sanchez and [Olivier] Giroud at home and you can only play a certain number of strikers. He came back later from the World Cup but he is now coming back to a very strong level."

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