Is the Europa League Arsenal’s only chance of getting back into the Champions League this season after being turned over by Tottenham on Saturday? Last year was Jose Mourinho’s first season at Man United and he started by winning the League Cup, but when he saw the Top Four teams pulling away from the Red Devils in the League he put all his energy and resources into winning the Europa League as well to get a wild card entry into the Champions League.
Now Arsene Wenger has a chance to emulate Mourinho, and we could start off by winning the League Cup in two weeks time, and then should we just put everything on copying United and winning the Europa League as well?
“You still have some big teams in the Europa League, including Arsenal,” Henry said. “They can still get the top four, but what they can achieve the most is winning the Europa League. I see that more [likely to happen] than finishing in the top four.
“Something incredible might happen, but it’s unlikely for that to happen.
“Should they focus on the Europa and let the league go? I don’t think you can do that, but you should go really strong on trying to win the Europa League.
“At the end of the day, that brings you back into the Champions League – and you are winning a trophy.”
Considering that Wenger has never won either the League Cup or the Europa League, I can’t understand his reluctance to just get these to ad to his collection. Who agrees with Henry that the Europa League should be our Number One target?