Just had thought, Wenger will probably throw this competition in march so we can finish top 4, much like he has done to CL for last 11 years.
Wenger never threw the CL for the PL...I would argue it was the other way around. We used to get blown out of the CL in the K.O. stages because we were naive, tactically inferior and never once learned lessons from the previous seasons.
I remember having Barca at home in the first leg...20 minutes left and still holding them to 0-0. So you keep them out, go to the Nou camp and hope to nick a goal, meaning they then need to score twice. Not us.....fullbacks bombing recklessly forward in pursuit of a goal, gaping holes at the back, they break, Messi scores twice, tie over.
That type of naivety...you get it from 30 years in football.