Gunners boss targets trophy clean sweep

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Arsene Wenger maintains he has no reason not to target success in every competition as he aims to keep Arsenal on course for a first trophy since 2005 with victory over Wigan in the Carling Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Much has been made of Arsenal's trophy drought since lifting the FA Cup six seasons ago, but Wenger maintains the current campaign is all about collective progression, rather than any specific target.

"We go from game to game and we want to do well. I said from the start of the season that we want to do well in all the competitions," said Wenger, whose side will host Leeds in the FA Cup third round.

"At the moment we are two points from the top in the Premier League, we are in the quarter-final of the Carling Cup, still a good chance to qualify in the Champions League, so we will just go from game to game and do as well as we can in every competition."

Wenger is again set to name a strong squad for Tuesday's match - which could yet be subject to any adverse changes in London's weather - with the likes of Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner all in contention.

However, the Arsenal manager insists experience from recent unexpected home defeats to West Brom and Newcastle should serve as a timely reminder against any complacency taking on a team fighting for top-flight survival.

"Knowing how the Premier League is now, one advantage as a manger is you do not have to warn your team because everybody knows how difficult it is to beat everybody," Wenger said.

Wenger has already shown his intentions not to take the Carling Cup lightly with the squads selected for previous rounds, which returned impressive wins at White Hart Lane and Newcastle.

"For me, in my squad the 25 players are the same level or all nearly on the same level, so it is just the form of the day, the sharpness and the fatigue factor that influences my decision," he said.

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