Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wenger's Unrequited Obsession

For all Arsene Wenger's reputation as a continental football master, one of the anomalies of his career is that he's never quite mastered continental football. In fact, he's never won any of its competitions but been bridesmaid in all of them. In 1992, his Monaco team lost the Cup Winners Cup final to Werder Bremen. In 2000, his Arsenal lost the Uefa Cup final to Galatasaray and, most recently in 2006, he saw the Champions League slip away against Barcelona. The strong likelihood this season, of course, is that the wait will go on. Possibly indefinitely.

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