Gunners boss senses Champions League glory

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Arsene Wenger feels his Arsenal squad has the right balance to go all the way in the Champions League.

The Gunners boss is hoping he can lead the north Londoners to European football’s most prestigious prize for the first time in their history with a blend of youth and experience.

"We have a good mixture of quality and more experience," he said.

"You know when you see our team play that they are not any more tender. We are equipped to win the Champions League."

The Frenchman – now in his 14th year with Arsenal – suffered the heartbreak of losing the Champions League final to Barcelona four years ago and admitted the pursuit of glory still gives him sleepless nights.

"Certainly, you always do a little bit," he added.

"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.

"But we will try to get that right. You want to do well for people who love the club. For the players, for the fans who love the club."

The Champions League remains the only major prize Wenger has failed to win during his time with Arsenal, but he admitted that they are just one of several teams in with a chance of lifting the trophy at Wembley in May.

He said: "In fairness I can see 10 teams who are equipped,

"We are not the only ones. But 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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