Arsene Wenger has made no secret of the fact that he views qualification for the Champions league as a hugely important target for Arsenal every season. With the Gunners being the only possible side ti win the European cup from outside the top four Premier league places, that means that fourth place is the target for Wenger this season, although he would obviously prefer second or third.
The Frenchman has no intention, however, of taking either of the cup competitions we are in lightly. With an FA cup game against Blackburn today, and a Champions league match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, Wenger could be worried about players burning out a little or picking up injuries, but he has vowed to go all out for victories, and is confident that Arsenal have the potential to go all the way in either.
“We have a big game against Bayern on Tuesday. If we get past them, why should we not go further and win it?
“It looks at the start that the FA cup is more reachable than any other competition, but you don’t really know how difficult it will be.
“If you compare it to the Premier league, certainly, we have more chances to do it because we are too far away in the Premier league.
“The FA cup is an important target for us. We always take it very seriously. We’re on a good run and we want to continue the run. We are the favourites, they’re the outsiders and have nothing to lose.
“We will play a team that has a good chance to go through with experienced players.
“We only have big names in our squad, so it will be a team of big names for sure.”