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Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal deserved to win'

Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal played well and deserved their win against Manchester United in the sixth round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that his side were good value for their win over Manchester United in the FA Cup this evening.

The Gunners sealed a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford to reach the semi-finals of the competition, where they will face the winners of Bradford City and Reading's sixth-round replay.

"Last year we played a tricky game at Wembley in the semi-final and we expect that again," he told BBC Sport. "Tonight I thought we played well and deserved to win the game.

"We had to start without apprehension and play at a a high pace and we did that well. Danny Welbeck, I believe is just happy to score. He worked extremely hard today and deserved his goal.

"We live in the real world and want to compete in every competition. This result can give us good morale for the Premier League and the game in Monaco."

Arsenal's victory means that they will now play in the semi-finals of the cup for a record 28th time.


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