He once said his personal glory didn’t matter as much as his players’ success, but he is beginning to be more open about his real desires.

Arsene Wenger dreams of a fairy tale ending as Arsenal manager and the Europa League provides him that one and only chance.

Arsenal face a big task at the Wanda Metropolitano when they face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of our Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

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As usual, his pre-match press conference was dominated by questions about his Arsenal exit and plans for the future.

Leaving the club back in the Champions League will be a big icing on the cake and he said: “I did that for 20 or 21 years, I don’t even know, to be in the Champions League. I want of course to achieve it.”

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The Spanish side have not conceded a goal at home in 11 games, but Arsene Wenger is convinced his boys can end that run.

He went on to reflect on the immediate task ahead and what the future holds.

“I don’t know what I will do next season. At the moment, I would like to finish my job well. I believe a man has to give his best as long as he is somewhere, with all his commitment and energy.

“I would like one day to know I worked with all my energy until the last day. I would like to look back and think I finished this love affair well."

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