By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger will be satisfied with this season's work if he feels his players have given every last ounce of energy for Arsenal.
Whether that is enough to deliver trophies remains to be seen but the Frenchman has his eyes on four different prizes and he believes his current crop can emulate their title-winning predecessors if they stay fit and focused.
At his pre-match press conference on Friday, Wenger was asked what would constitute a ‘successful' season.
"To go as far as we can on all fronts," he replied.
"It is very difficult to predict today, but there is a lot more to come out of this team. I feel the ingredients of successful teams that I had before are in there. It is just about how much we can get them out.
"We also of course need to keep all of our players fit. But as long as the attitude is right and at the end of the season when you look back you think ‘this team has given absolutely everything', I will be proud of them. After we will see how far that it."
The first trophy up for grabs is the Carling Cup, a competition Wenger has never won. A Wembley date in February is a major target but the Frenchman is well aware that Arsenal have to maintain their status in Europe's elite too.
"There are some basics which have to be respected," said Wenger. "It is important that priorities are there, for us it is vital to always be at the top level, and the top level is being in the Champions League.
"But if you ask all of our fans, they will want to win every single trophy - they will not rule out the Champions League, nor the championship, and for me they are right, because I am exactly the same.
"That is why I say let's give our best in every single competition and see where we stand at the end of the season."