Winning the Champions League Final will not satisfy Arsène Wenger.

The Arsenal manager is a purist and a perfectionist; a man who can accept victory easily but dwells on his defeats. It is an attitude that has driven him on to a superb career in management.

That will surely peak in Paris on Wednesday night should Arsenal beat Barcelona to lift the Champions League trophy. But no matter the result, it will not make Wenger a contented coach.

"My career will never be good enough for me," he said. "That it is the way I am.

"If you think about what we could have won and didn't then what you did win is just normal.

"In this job, consistency is quality. I want to win the Premiership, the League Cup, the FA Cup and the European Cup - every year.

"You can all be five-minute success stories but five, 10 or 15 years takes a special stamina in your motivation. That is linked with quality."

Given this attitude, you will not be surprised to hear that Wenger will not accept second-best in Paris on Wednesday.

"We are here to win the final," he said. "We want to win the trophy for the Club and I believe we will do it. We want to be recognised as a team that can win the biggest trophies. It is a natural step and we want to give our all."

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15 May 2006