By Richard Clarke

Winning the title this season would be the biggest achievement of Arsène Wenger's 24-year, trophy-laden career.

The Arsenal manager made that bold statement ahead of his side's trip to Old Trafford on Sunday. Wenger knows he needs nothing less than victory to have any hope of hauling back Manchester United's six-point lead. Also Arsenal are hardly going into the game on a high after their Champions League exit in midweek while Sir Alex Ferguson's side strolled into the Semi-Finals with a straightforward win over Roma.

Wenger has won 11 major trophies in his career (two in France, two in Japan and seven at Arsenal). In addition his sides have perhaps played the best football seen in Britain for a generation. But, in the circumstances, the Frenchman would put a 2008 Premier League title win at the top of his CV.

"It will be the greatest achievement of my career because we are swimming against the stream at the moment," he said. "But I still believe this team can produce it.

"For us the game on Sunday is the game of the season. If we do not win this game we have no chance."

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Richard Clarke 11 Apr 2008