Gunners manager reveals FA Cup obsession.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his obsession with winning the FA Cup may have cost his side in the Champions League in the past, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Gunners boss has lifted the famous trophy five times in his eighteen years in north London, including last season in a long-awaited end in the club’s quest for silverware.
Still, Wenger admits Arsenal have perhaps been lacking in Europe due to their commitments to winning the cup, saying: “We have always taken it seriously. We did not always manage to win it, but we have won it five times during my period here.
“Nobody has won it more in the last 18 years, so we have always taken it seriously. Sometimes so seriously that we suffered in the Champions League.
“Many times a cup game was in front of a Champions League game – for instance this week we play in the cup and then the week after next in the Champions League. Many times we lost some players.”