Wilshere reacts to Europa League defeat to Ostersunds - FCNaija

Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 23/02/2018

Jack Wilshere, Arsenal FC

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reacted to Europa League 2-1 defeats to Ostersunds FK.

Gunners survived a major scare to secure their spot in the last 16 of the Europa League despite suffering an embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to Swedish outfit.

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Ostersunds were on top in the first half at the Emirates Stadium with two goals under 70 seconds thanks to Calum Chambers's own goal and Ken Sema's strike before left-back Sead Kolasinac reduced the deficit as he thumped home a response early in the second half to mark his first start since New Year's Eve with a vital goal.

Despite a poor showing, Wilshere, Arsenal’s captain for the night, is delighted to be heading into the next round.

Speaking after the game, Wilshere told BT Sport: "We were nowhere near it and not good enough.

"We are through and that is all that counts. We will see who we get tomorrow and refocus on the big game on Sunday [Caraboa Cup final]."

"When you are 3-0 up in a two-legged game you have to go again. It is only half-time and we maybe underestimated them a little. We were not good enough, we will accept that and move on. We are through, that is probably the only positive."

Arsenal will learn their last-16 fate tomorrow, with the draw taking place at 12 pm (GMT).