Arsene Wenger: It’s much harder to win Champions League now

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes it has become "much more difficult" to win the Champions League in recent seasons

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Arsene Wenger believes it has become “much more difficult” to win the Champions League in recent seasons.

The Frenchman has not yet been able to guide Arsenal to success in Europe’s elite club competition, with his side narrowly missing out on the title back in 2006 when they were beaten 2-1 by Barcelona in the final.

And the Arsenal boss feels that the competition for the trophy has become much more intense in recent years.

“Most of the time it was a competition basically among the English teams,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website.

“In the last few seasons it has become a lot more international, and it is much more difficult to win it nowadays than it was a few years ago.”

Wenger continued: “For me, quality-wise, it’s the best competition in the world, and nobody can dispute that.

“Today when you watch Champions League games, you have the best players in the world in there. When you want to buy a player now he just looks at whether you are in the Champions League or not. That shows you how successful the formula is.”

Arsenal are currently top of their Champions League group after a 1-0 win at Borussia Dortmund earlier this month.

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