FA Cu: Arsene Wenger only thinking about Arsenal's semi-final v Wigan
Arsene Wenger refused to say whether he rates winning the FA Cup over qualifying for next season's Champions League.
Last Updated: 12/04/14 5:30pm
The Frenchman insists he is looking no further than Saturday's semi-final against FA Cup holders Wigan before setting his sights on the title run-in.
And speaking at the pre-match press conference, he is adamant no wholesale changes to his squad will be require this summer, claiming injuries to key players have proved destructive to the club's ambitions in recent months.
Arsenal currently lie fourth, just one point ahead of Everton who have a game in hand over the Londoners following their 3-0 victory at Goodison Park last Sunday.
When asked whether winning ending the club's nine-year wait for a trophy, or securing Champions League football for a 17th season, Wenger said: "I will not choose because we must respond well after our game against Everton last week because that's where our future lies.
"We need to have the capacity to respond with a strong performance in the next game. It is important to focus on Wigan who have already beaten Man City this season at Man City - as well as last year's final - and we respect Wigan for that."
He was also asked whether he plans a major overhaul of his squad during the transfer window, following the disappointment of slipping out of the title chase after starting the season strongly and being top of the table for long stretches.
He went on: "Let's see where we finish this season. We have the basics in place and we must get our players back and available. Our main task will be to keep the team together and think about where we went wrong because there have been a lot of positives in our season.
"There is no perfect team and we will always try to improve our squad and our team. We have been the league leader 17 times but dropped off when we lost our players at the important moments of the season and we don't' want to repeat that."
As for the match against Wigan, Wenger admits he is far from naming his starting XI: "We have a lot of uncertainties. It is very difficult to give you any percentage because we have Kieron Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all at the moment not available and we will make late decisions on all three.
"Certainly I will decide to start Aaron Ramsey because Mathieu Flamini is suspended. Jack Wilshere has not started to run. I think that is planned next week. At the moment all is going well."