Spanish paper: 'The Champions League is a pipe dream for Arsene Wenger'

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A London based journalist for Spanish newspaper Marca has had some very harsh words for Arsene Wenger.

Spanish newspaper Marca has some very harsh and blunt words for Arsene Wenger suggesting the Champions League is nothing more than a dream for the Arsenal boss.

The Spanish press have now had their say after the Gunners were beaten 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League game against Bayern Munich and it’s not very flattering towards the Frenchman.

“There's no getting around it: the Champions League is a pipe dream for Arsène Wenger. He has never managed to lift the trophy despite enjoying 15 straight campaigns in the competition and, after Wednesday's defeat at home to Bayern, it doesn't look like being 16th time lucky,” writes Victor Vago.

There’s no doubt about it if you’re an Arsenal fan, the side is up against it as they look to try and repeat last season’s performance away at Bayern Munich to secure back-to-back wins over the European champions in their own back yard.

Arsenal weren’t helped by the red card which was shown to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, which allowed Bayern Munich to pile a lot of pressure on the Gunners, making it difficult for the home side to enjoy any possession.

“This time around, Wenger's men again succumbed 2-0 at home in the first leg to once more leave his and their dreams in tatters,” adds Vago.

If the Champions League dream doesn’t happen for Wenger this season, which is now very likely, then there is still plenty of reason to believe that he can win the competition with the club before he retires.

Arsenal’s financial strength has been well documented and that will allow the side to go after some high profile players this summer, spending big if that’s what it takes to attract the best stars.

There’s been talk and debate in various sections of the press and talk from pundits that the Gunners may not even finish in the top four this season, which is misguided because Arsenal enjoy a gap of six points over local rivals Spurs who are currently in fifth.

Will he made Vago eat his words this season? It’s unlikely, but there’s every chance that Wenger can pull off a European Cup win before he calls it a day and it’s dangerous to write off such a talented group of players even if they are 2-0 down.

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