Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League for 15 consecutive seasons â and Wenger says it is vital that run continues.
He said: âFinancially we can live with not qualifying but on a sporting front, no.
âAnd the sporting front is the priority.â
So finishing in the top four is arguably more important than winning a cup, according to Wenger.
He said: âThe real quality of the team is judged on where you are on a consistent level in the championship and where you are in the Champions League.
âWe are a bit short and we have to reduce that gap.â