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Wenger eyes double glory

21 Nov 2006 - 08:33:33

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks his side can still taste glory in both the Premiership and the Champions League this season despite their stuttering start to the campaign.

The Gunners' disappointing 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Saturday left Wenger's side 12 points behind current Premiership leaders Manchester United, while the Champions League stalemate against CSKA Moscow earlier this month left the north London side unsure whether they will be able to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.

However, going into Tuesday's game against Hamburg at the Emirates Stadium, Wenger was in a bullish mood.

He said: "We've done it with the FA Cup but the top teams combine a good Champions League campaign and a good championship and that's my target this year. I want to be able to combine that.

"I feel we are in a much better position to do that now because last year we were 19 points behind Chelsea. We want to show that we can combine a good championship with a good Champions League campaign.

"It is strange that the best game we played was against Moscow at home.

"But we have to deal with that and take the positives out of that. We have to say we will not every time miss chances from six yards with no keeper in goal, but we want to repeat that kind of performance."


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