Wenger prefers top-four finish over Europa League glory Arsenal can sustain a Europa League challenge but a top-four finish in the Premier League would be the best way to reach next season's Champions League, manager Arsene Wenger has said.
The Frenchman offered some team news during Wednesday's press conference, confirming that midfielder Francis Coquelin will be out for a number of weeks.
"We made 75 points previous year and overall I am humble enough to be happy enough to win every single competition".
"Every game is an opportunity for him and this season's a good opportunity for him as well".
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The two teams have never met in a competitive match although the Gunners did win a pre-season meeting five years ago and punters may use their free bet to back Wenger's men to secure another victory on Thursday.
"The club bring me a lot and I think I give it back and I still want to improve again and again and win some more trophies for the club, so as I said to the boss our story was not finished, so everybody was pleased with that".
Olivier Giroud appeared in front of the media alongside Wenger and is expected to play, while Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin trained with the squad as part of the club's pre-match preparations.
It is the first time in 21 years that Arsenal have not been involved in the Champions League after they finished fifth in the Premier League last season.
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"Trust me, we've got a very good team on paper tomorrow", Giroud said.
"He's getting stronger every day and that's what I want from him".
Nacho Monreal could also be given a rest ahead of Chelsea so Rob Holding may come in to the side but Shkodran Mustafi could retain his place as he looks to get back to his best following a hard start to the season. 'You have to not get caught in your mind with preconceived ideas.
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The Gunners take on the Bundesliga side at the Emirates, just three days before the trip to London rivals, Chelsea.