Chamakh:We must forget derby loss

Marouane Chamakh has urged his team mates to forget their defeat against rivals Tottenham by beating Braga in the Champions League tonight. A win tonight will secure a place for the Gunners in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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Chamakh, who scored Arsenal’s second goal in the North London derby and his 9th of the season, said:
"It will help us to forget the Tottenham game and we must focus on Braga and get a victory," the Moroccan said.
"The group is tight," he said. "There are three teams going for top spot so we know we need to get a win over there."

Arsene Wenger has criticised his side for not concentrating for the full 90 minutes and giving away leads in important matches. Arsenal lead against Shakhtar in the previous match of the Champions League through a Theo Walcott goal but lost 2-1 in the end.
"It is very important that we do not repeat the performance in Donetsk," he said.
"We need to produce a performance that allows us to get the points to qualify, but I also want to win the game as that gives us the possibility to finish the group stages very strongly, that is our target – we are ambitious to win the group."
"A game away from home in the Champions League is a different game than at home,"
he said.
"Braga has a good side that in the first 20 minutes of the home game impressed me.
"With what happened to us against Spurs everyone will be focused and want to perform at our best. We know we have an opportunity to qualify and people expect us also to bounce back."


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