Arsene Wenger has confirmed that one of Arsenal's "big targets" this season is the Europa League, with chances of Champions League qualification success in the Premier League "very slim".
the Gunners trail the top four by 13 points, and with a commanding 4-1 lead over CSKA Moscow after their quarter-final first leg, winning the Europa League is their most likely avenue for Champions League qualification.
Wenger had previously said it was too early to prioritise their European commitments, but it seems with just six games left of the league season, he has seemingly had a change of heart.
"Europa League is important for us - everybody knows that and we are at [the] stage where of course we focus on it because in the Premier League we have a very, very, very slim chance to get further up," said Wenger.
"The Europa League is one of the big targets of the season."