Wenger targets Champions League
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has his sights set on securing Champions League football at West Brom on Sunday.
The Gunners went into the final game of the 2005/2006 campaign behind rivals Tottenham in fifth place and needing a favour from West Ham. Spurs eventually lost 2-1 at Upton Park, while Arsenal beat Wigan in what was their final match at Highbury. Afterwards, it was claimed by then Tottenham manager Martin Jol a bug caused by food poisoning at the team's hotel had depleted his squad's performance on the day. An investigation by the Health Protection Agency ruled the pre-match meal was not the cause of the virus, with tests on the players showing one had a form of gastroenteritis which may have spread to the others affected. Wenger, though, feels there is no need to dwell on the past as his team look to serve up a vintage display at The Hawthorns, which would make whatever Spurs produce against Fulham, now managed by Jol, irrelevant. "I don't know why they should come out with that if it is not true. It can happen that you have a problem like that," Wenger said. "They were at West Ham and we were quite down against Wigan - we were 1-0 down." Wenger joked: "I didn't cook that day. If I had cooked, then more of them would have been ill!" The Gunners boss added: "We will eat here [on Saturday night]."