Arsenal Miles Behind Schalke in Champions League Odds
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that qualifying for the Champions League is like winning a trophy.
His comment came as Arsenal prepare for their match against Schalke 04 on November 6th.
Unfortunately for Wenger, the bookies don’t think Arsenal has much chance of winning this one, they have given Schalke 04 odds of 1/1 to win and Arsenal are miles behind with odds of 41/13. Arsenal is second in the group at the moment and if they lose may not qualify for the knockout stage.
Tottenham defender William Gallas has rejected Wenger’s idea completely and believes that nothing can match the feeling of winning a trophy, “a trophy is something you lift at the end of a season. I know which feeling you can have if you lift a trophy – it’s fantastic and it doesn’t happen many times in your career.”
Gallas thinks that feeling second or fourth feels the same, but finishing first is “completely different”. He says for the next few months you “think you are the best team, the best players, you are so happy.”
It seems that even if Arsenal does qualify for the Champions League, it may be a while until they get to enjoy the feelings Gallas describes.