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Arsene Wenger admits he has taken 'massive satisfaction' from Arsenal progressing to the UEFA Champions League last 16 while their big-spending rivals struggle.

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Arsene Wenger: Pleased to prove Arsenal's approach can bring success

Arsene Wenger: Pleased to prove Arsenal's approach can bring success

The Gunners reached the knockout stages for a 13th consecutive season on Wednesday when they beat Montpellier 2-0 to advance.

Premier League rivals Manchester City crashed out on the same night after drawing 1-1 at home to Real Madrid, while Chelsea are on the brink of seeing their title defence come to an end after losing to Juventus.

Wenger, who has repeatedly come under fire for his lack of spending in the transfer market, feels Arsenal's progression proves their approach can be successful .

He said: "If you look at how many teams have done that in Europe it is very, very few.

"That shows it is not easy, if nobody else has done it.

"It is a massive satisfaction because at times I have had my back to the wall being accused of not spending fortunes.

"We showed that we can do it the way we do it and with the club in a financially good situation, and with players coming from our youth development.

"I think it is important for the game as well.

"There's many ways to be successful and ours is one of them."

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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Wenger hails important win

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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