Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath admittted he was delighted to reach the last eight of the Champions League.
Bayern lost 1-0 at Highbury but went through 3-2 on aggreagate. They are the only German team left in European competition this season.
“A least one German team has got into the next round,” Magath told a news conference.
“If you look at the results generally it’s good for all of us that we got through.
“But it’s not nice that we’re the only ones through to the next round, the only German team left in European competition. I’d like our championship rivals like Werder Bremen, Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen still to be in there.”
Magath said he was always confident his side would prevail last night.
“I never thought that we wouldn’t win,” Magath said. “Even when it was clear that (our injured top scorer) Roy Makaay would not be playing.
“We are far too strong anyway. We have shown in the last few games that we are very solid in defence and I was sure we could do it.
“Of course, we got a bit nervous after the goal went in but we played a good controlled game and deserved to get through.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted the better team had won.
“It’s frustrating of course but I feel we lost against a good side who are a strong team and full of confidence at the moment,” he said.
“They slowly took over. We scored at the right moment but we never got in there and got the chance to score the second goal.
“We gave everything but we lost to a very good side and over the two legs you cannot say that they did not deserve to go through.
“It was in the away leg that we lost the tie. The way we gave the goals away in the first game killed us.”