By Chris Harris
Arsenal are the only English club still in with a shout of winning all four trophies but Arsène Wenger will only have eyes for the Carling Cup on Tuesday night.
The Frenchman has rotated his squad effectively in January to stay in the Premier League title hunt and advance to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. A glamour tie with Barcelona awaits in the Champions League next month but before all that Arsenal have a chance to book their place in a Wembley showpiece.
To do so they must overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit in their Carling Cup Semi-Final against Ipswich Town and Wenger does not want any distractions when his team get down to business against the Championship side.
"I want to do well for the Club in every single competition," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online. "To go to the Final we need to produce a very good game tomorrow [Tuesday] night and that is what I am focused on.
"What it means or not in my head is not important at all. I think this team is on a fantastic run, it has a great spirit, a great quality, and I want them to go as far as they can. That is the only important thing at the moment - to mobilise our resources in every single game. That is where our future lies."
Much has been made of Arsenal using success in the Carling Cup as a 'springboard' for greater success in the future. That happened back in 1987 when George Graham's Littlewoods Cup winners went on to lift the title twice in the next four years but Wenger prefers not to predict the future.
"I don't know [if one trophy will lead to another]," he said. "We want to win everything and at the moment tomorrow is the Carling Cup so we go for the Carling Cup. Sunday is the FA Cup so we go for the FA Cup.
"At the end of the season we will see whether we have won trophies but at the moment I think the most important [thing] is to live the moment for us, and not to be looking forward too much."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source