By Chris Harris
The Champions League is the only major trophy missing from Arsène Wenger’s bulging CV but he insists he can’t prioritise it this season.
The Frenchman came closest to lifting the biggest prize in club football in Paris in 2006 when his team led Barcelona with 14 minutes of the Final remaining. No Arsenal fan needs reminding of what happened next.
This week Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti said their main target for this season is Champions League glory but Wenger will not be following the lead of his Manchester United and Chelsea counterparts. He explained why at his pre-match press conference before the visit of Braga on Wednesday night.
"It's not really possible [to prioritise], no,” said Wenger.
“We go to Sunderland three days later and that's as big a game for us as our game against Braga tomorrow. It's vital.
“We want to win something, no matter what it is - Champions League or championship.
“On Saturday, I selected a team just to beat Bolton. I rotated some players who had played in their national teams, but it wasn't looking to Braga."Copyright 2013 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 14 Sep 2010