Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger Targets Quadruple

Emirates boss sets sights on unprecedented quadruple.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the qualities his team showed in defeating Barcelona in the Champions League first-leg can help them to win an unprecedented quadruple.

The Gunners will compete in four competitions in three weeks starting with this Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Leyton Orient.

Arsenal will also face Birmingham City in the Carling Cup final, the return leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp and will try and close the gap with Manchester United in the Premier League.

But Wenger insists the hunger and commitment shown by his side in defeating Barcelona will be present until the end of the season.

“We want to go for every single competition,” he said. “How far will we go? I personally believe we can go in every competition to the end. But we can as well stop very quickly.

“It’s just down to how much we believe and how much commitment we show. What I am convinced of is that we have the hunger and we have some talent and we are committed to going as far as we can.

“Our destiny will be made by how we focus every time, how much we can mobilise our resources in every single game,” added Wenger.

“The intelligent attitude will be to just worry about the next game and the next game is Leyton Orient. We had tough games against Leeds, tough games against Ipswich, a tough game against Huddersfield. We have been warned how difficult it is.

“We can gain more respect from everybody if we turn up on Sunday with absolutely full commitment, then people will say this team is ready to have a real go and not choose the competition or the games.

“When you are a top level competitive man or team you go absolutely 100% committed into every game.”

Theo Walcott is likely to have recovered from a slight hamstring strain and Johan Djourou is responding well to treatment on a back injury. Wenger is likely to rest centre back Laurent Koscielny who felt “very tired” after the Barcelona match.

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