Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that the club are unlikely to seriously challenge for the Champions League this season. Talking ahead of tonight’s competition opener away to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, Wenger told the Guardian:
“I wouldn’t rule it out but it’s too early to speak about winning it [the Champions League]. Saying that would raise a lot of scepticism about the team and I don’t think anyone would believe it. But we have to do as well as we can and we have to form a team in the next two months. It’s too early to have that kind of ambition.”
Wenger went on to discuss the effect finance is having on the game, with increased spending by La Liga giants, as well as Man City and Chelsea in the Premier League:
“It is as difficult to win the Champions League because a team that wins the Premier League is in the Champions League final almost every year.