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Wenger plays down favourites' tag

01 Dec 2010 - 08:38:08

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger played down talk of his side being overwhelming favourites to win the Carling Cup this season after they reached the semi-finals by beating Wigan Athletic 2-0.

An own goal and a Nicklas Bendtner strike at the Emirates Stadium sent the Gunners through to the last four and close to landing a first trophy in just over five years.

Wenger commented: "You have seen it in the Premier League and tonight with West Ham, it can happen to Manchester United, to Chelsea and to us this season.

"We have to accept there are no guarantees, even if we are in the semi-finals, that we will win the trophy. You have to fight in every single game to win.

"You cannot say that a first trophy is not important, but we should also not make an obsession of that.

"We want to focus on the quality of our performances and the rest will be the consequences of those performances.

"The major trophies are the Champions League and the domestic championship, but if we can win this as well, we will take it.

"We want to win trophies and be at the top, but you can only do as well as you can. At the moment, we are at the end of November and are in quite a good position in all of the competitions."

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