Select a Team

Prev Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 21st Mar

prev game - Arsenal
team 1 score team 2
Newcastle 1 - 2 Arsenal

Next Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 4th Apr

next game - Arsenal
team 1 score team 2
Arsenal 12:45 Liverpool

Champions League: Jack Wilshere admitted he did make contact with Besiktas player

Last Updated: 27/08/14 11:28pm

  • Share:
Jack Wilshere: Could have conceded penalty in first-half

Jack Wilshere: Could have conceded penalty in first-half

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Jack Wilshere admitted he was fortunate to get away with a challenge that could have resulted in a Besiktas penalty in Arsenal's Champions League play-off second leg victory at The Emirates.

With the tie still finely balanced at 0-0, Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca waved away vociferous appeals from the visitors after Wilshere had appeared to clip Ismail Koybasi as he thundered in at goal.

And the England midfielder revealed that he did make contact after the match.

"I think I did (make contact), but that is up to the referee," Wilshere told Sky Sports.

"I slipped as he tried to put the ball into the box.

"I thought the referee did a good job tonight on the whole."

Wilshere also insisted that Mathieu Debuchy's sending off changed the game, and ensured the final 15 minutes was hard work for all concerned.

"We had a few chances, and normally at this level you get punished for missing them," Wilshere added.

"We wanted to kill them off, which was the plan at half-time, but after going down to ten men that changed that.

"I was struggling at the end. We showed great character. It was tough, but we dug in and the defence was brilliant.

  • Share:

Related

Arsenal v Besiktas

Arsene Wenger: The Arsenal manager will not be forced into buying a striker following Olivier Giroud's injury

Wenger: 'No need' for striker

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is reluctant to buy a new striker, despite a long-term injury to Olivier Giroud.

Arsene Wenger: Pleased to qualify once again

Wenger relieved to qualify

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted he was relieved to have progressed through to the Champions League group stages.

Bilic: Hard to come so close

Bilic: Hard to come so close

Slaven Bilic says it is gutting to have come so close to qualifying but insists he is very proud of Besiktas despite their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Most Popular

Features

Best centre-back?

Best centre-back?

Terry, Kompany, Koscielny, Skrtel? Who is the best central defender in the Premier League?

Premier League-bound?

Premier League-bound?

Ronaldo and Bale to the Premier League? We look at this summer's biggest potential transfers.

Prem's best 'keeper?

Prem's best 'keeper?

David de Gea? Joe Hart? Thibaut Courtois? Who is the best goalkeeper in the top flight?

Missing Men

Play Missing Men

Arsenal

Arsenal's FA Cup final win in 1998