Arsene Wenger may be regarded as one of the best managers in the world. He has transformed Arsenal from the ground up and they are now one of the best clubs in the world.
However, both have a huge monkey on the back in the form of the Champions League. For all the dominance that Arsenal have enjoyed in domestic football over the last 15 years, they have never been able to win the European competition which is so craved by many. Chelsea recently became the first London club to lift the Champions League. Wenger came the closest when he reached the final in 2006.
Ahead of the start of yet another Champions League campaign, the Frenchman has admitted that winning this competition remains a huge draw for him. He is confident that it will be achieved one-day or the other. Wenger, though, is fast losing time in order to achieve this objective. At 65 years of age, it is heavily thought that he will not carry managing a top club for more than a couple of years. Recent back-to-back FA Cup titles have convinced Wenger to stay at Arsenal for another contract. This may not be the case couple of years down the line.
Arsenal open this Champions League 2015-16 season with an away match against Dynamo Zagreb.”This drive (to win the competition) is immense. It has never been done at Arsenal and we were very, very, very, close.On the other hand, I have been long enough in the job to know you have to be realistic and know that you have to put hard work in. If we missed one game last year, then it was our home game with Monaco. We were not patient enough and we wanted to make the difference in the first game,” said Wenger.