Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has praised Arsenal’s stars for how they dispatched Slavia Prague after his team’s treatment by the Czech Republic side.
Arsenal faced being eliminated from the Europa League by the same team that dumped out Leicester City and Rangers from the competition.
Ending the first leg 1-1 at the Emirates gave their host the chance to wrap things up in their home.
It was Arsenal’s biggest game of the season and Mikel Arteta’s side stood up to the occasion.
From the start to finish, they put in a relentless performance that stunned Slavia Prague and it was a joy to behold.
Rangers star Glen Kamara had suffered racist abuse from one of Slavia’s players, Ondrej Kudela, and he has just been slapped with a 10-match ban.
Gerard says he loved how Arsenal beat them and Kamara would have enjoyed the performance as well.
Gerrard told a press conference on Friday via Mail Sport: ‘I loved everything about the game. I loved Arsenal’s performance, I loved the way they went about it. I admired how they approached before the game, during the game and after the game.
‘I’m sure Glen did as well but I was really proud watching Arsenal’s performance last night. Everything about it.
‘The way they prepared for the game, the way the manager spoke, the way the players behaved before, during and after – and then to back it up with that level of performance.
‘I sat there and really enjoyed that game, it was a sensational performance.’
One has to admire Steven Gerrard for these comments and it shows that Arsenal’s win was appreciated from all corners of the footballing world.