Wenger: 'Congratulations to Barcelona, they were better than us'

Last updated : 06 April 2010 By Chris Parry
"For me, he is the best player in the world by a distance. He is not always in the game, but when he is in it he is really dangerous. Once he is on the run with the ball he is unstoppable.

"He is the only player who can change direction at such a pace and be a threat.

"We lost against a team that is better than us and has the best player in the world. Congratulations to Barcelona, they were better than us.

"We had opportunities. The regret we have is that at 1-0 we had great opportunities to score a second goal. Over the two games, for a team like Arsenal, we gave really cheap goals away. Defensively we gave them the goals, they didn't have to work hard enough.

"They didn't look really dangerous, but when you have players like Messi, any mistake you will pay for it."