By Richard Clarke

If Arsène Wenger gets a Champions League winners’ medal this season he is unlikely to keep it.

The Arsenal manager is so future-focused that he even refuses to keep the trappings of his past success.

“Throwing them away is not the right word,” he said ahead of Tuesday’s Semi-Final second leg against Manchester United. “But I give them away to friends. I don’t keep any medals.

“For me what is important is what’s happening [in the next game]. What is done is done.”

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5 May 2009