Arsenal legend reveals Wenger may sacrifice Champions League?

Arsenal would be facing a very tricky and crucial first week back after the latest international break even if Arsene Wenger did not have to cope without six regular first team players (it was seven but at least the boss has revealed that Hector Bellerin is fit again).

Two Premier League away games, at West Brom tomorrow and then Norwich City next Sunday, are punctuated by a must-win home clash with Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb and with a stretched squad that is a tough eight days of football. Or it would be if we really were intent on winning that Champions League game.

Wenger did say after the defeat to Bayern Munich in Germany that Arsenal would still be giving it their all to try to qualify for the next round but I am not so sure and the words of the former Arsenal and France star Robert Pires this week have done nothing to change my mind.

Pires has been training with the Arsenal squad and so has been in regular contact with his former boss, so when I read the Daily Mail report containing his words about Wenger´s priorities, it sounded like he was letting something slip.

The 42-year old said, “Of course [winning the title] is possible. It’s plausible because it’s the goal of Arsene Wenger.

“He wouldn’t tell you that, but if he has to choose between the Champions League and the Premier League, he will choose the league because it’s more difficult to win and he is a very competitive person.”

Pires had been talking about his belief that Arsenal could win the EPL title this season as long as the injury problems do not hurt us too much, so is he actually revealing the thoughts of the Prof and does this mean that Arsenal will field another weakened team in the Champions League?

Tags Dinamo Pires Zagreb


  1. SoOpa AeoN says:

    okay!……….how do we sacrifice champions League without going into Europa?… which is even more colder, hectic and full of travels?

    1. muffdiver says:

      that europa league will end our title race.
      we havent got the reinforcements an with our injury record..
      sending alexis an ozil to bowsers castle in siberia…might be a possibility

      playing on play doh pitches in kebab van stadiums with actual raccoons as referees, having jacks ballerina ankles tackled by vlad the impaler on channel 5 after watching home and away…
      im too delicate for all that

      1. GoonerLad says:

        He’ll use academy players in Europa, then we’ll get knocked out and we can focus our attention in the league.

    2. JamaicaTopGunner says:

      If we weren’t in the title race I would say we go for the Europa league n If we had a big enough squad winning both would be a great accomplishment

  2. Fatboy Gooney says:

    What do you mean Wenger Might Sacrifice the Champions league?

    He already Did!!

    1. muffdiver says:

      again with the wenger moan
      everyday u be whining like augustus gloop when he got sucked up willy wonkas chocolate suction tube…
      (that wasnt a jab at your weight cupcake)

      whoa literally cant stop rhyming….

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        I’m allergic to wenger bull?
        I flare up in a moaning rash!
        The only medication that works for me is 3pts and some new signings! ??

        No offence taken regarding weight! ?
        You’re probably fatter than me ?

        1. muffdiver says:

          is that even possible? pretty sure your the usain bolt of southern friend chicken…
          the cadburys count
          the milk buttons messiah
          the dalai lama of dairylea

          anyway your not fat- your p.h.a.t – too cool for school 😉

          1. Fatboy Gooney says:

            Different Rules For Different Fools,
            That’s what they should be teaching young kids at schools! ?

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    The truth is We haven’t got a strong enough squad to win the premier league let alone the Champions league!

    Man City’s Goal machine should be back in action this weekend as well as their little wizard D.Silva,
    And I’m sure that City will start kicking on again, after their little set back, So it is Very important that we win all our easy Premier league games up until we face City at the Emirates!

    I just hope that wenger has a few aces up his sleave come January! Instead of the usual dribble! Of like a new signing!

    As for Saturday’s game at WBA,
    our previous records show a 1 nil to the Arsenal!
    But that’s boring… make it 3-0 and I will be happy ?


  4. Bill William says:

    Predicted goal scorers to tomorrow: Ozil 1, Giroud 1 and Cazorla 1. That adds to 3 while nothing will go past Cech the other side.

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Thanks for that Sesame Street style prediction!

      1. muffdiver says:


    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      can’t recall the Last time carzola hit the back of the net tho!…………. I hate scores predictions sometimes

      1. PaddyGooner says:

        Aaah. Last week…For Spain!

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