Ever since Arsene Wenger arrived at Arsenal, way back in the midst of time, Le Prof has always managed to keep the Gunners in the Top Four of the Premier League which will now forever more be known as The Wenger Trophy. Even though he has always won that race, the Gunners just managed to win their first real trophy for nine years last season beating Hull in the FA Cup Final.
Now that Arsenal are playing tomorrow for a place in the quarter finals of the same competition tomorrow, Wenger has yet again maintained that the Top Four still remains his priority. “Our basic is always to finish in the top four and then win a trophy on top of that,” Le Prof said in the Independent.
“We want always to be in the Champions League and this season it will be very difficult, because it’s very tight if you look at the table – every game now becomes a cup game.”
Having said that Wenger also admitted that he still wants to beat Middlesbrough and return to Wembley for another final. “We have won (the FA Cup) five times during my period here,”
“Nobody has won it more in the last 18 years, so we have always taken the competition seriously.”
The game maybe even opened up a bit as Wenger rotates his squad a little, with Szczesny and Gabriel both expected to play. Alexis Sanchez will also be sidelined, along with Ramsey, and Jack Wilshere will be brought back slowly. This could be a very interesting game indeed!