Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that losing out in the Champions League will be a blessing for the gunners as they bid to win the Premier League for the first time in 12years.
Arsenal have started the UEFA Champions League poorly, losing back-to-back matches to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos with their next two matches coming against Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich who have an unblemished record against the gunners.
Wright is of the opinion that Arsène Wenger should have his team focused on winning the Premier League this season drawing example from the Liverpool side that almost won the league under Brendan Rodgers when they were not involved in Europe.
“We all saw with Liverpool a couple of seasons ago how not being in Europe at all can really boost your chances,” the Arsenal legend wrote in The Sun.
“Playing a day later than most of your rivals means you’re playing catch-up all the time — and then there is all the travel and demands of the European games themselves.
“If winning the Premier League comes at the expense of no European football at all, I’ll take it every day of the week.”
Arsenal will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League this evening and a win will give them a massive chance of making it out of Group F.