Wenger: Gunners have winning blend

BY foxsports • September 14, 2010

Arsene Wenger admits his failure to win the Champions League has given him sleepless nights - but says Arsenal's current crop can end the wait.

The Gunners have been regulars in the Champions League during Wenger's time in charge, but the closest they have come to lifting Europe's top prize was when they lost out to Barcelona in the 2006 final.

Wenger is determined to win the Champions League and he concedes their record in Europe troubles him.

When asked whether he suffers sleepless nights about never winning in Europe, Wenger said: "Certainly, you always do a little bit.

"It goes through your head like if you have something important to do tomorrow. It goes through your head the day before a game and the day after a game."

Wenger is confident his squad have the right mixture of quality and experience to go all the way to Wembley this year.

"We have a good mixture of quality and more experience," added Wenger. "You know when you see our team play that they are not any more tender. We are equipped to win the Champions League.

"Yes, it [the Champions League] is missing and we will try to get that right. You are more worried about others than yourselves and you want to do well for people who love the club. For the players, for the fans who love the club.

"In fairness I can see 10 teams who are equipped, we are not the only ones who are equipped. We only worry about ourselves.

"I believe our group stage is a good test because I think this group is much stronger than it looks. I am keen to start with Braga because they look a handful. They are a fantastic counter-attacking team."

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