Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists luck wasn't the reason Chelsea finished last season European champions.

Chelsea overcame the likes of Napoli and Barcelona to take the trophy - though they rode their luck on occasions. Wenger was impressed by the attitude and application of Roberto Di Matteo's side.

"Last year they had that kind of luck and you must give them credit as well, for the consistency and attitude they showed in the games where they were dominated, and the mental strength to have shown in these games to finally win it," said Wenger.