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Wenger's Dream Left in Tatters by Milan

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There have been some indignities visited upon Arsene Wenger this season, not least those eight goals conceded at Old Trafford, but being annihilated by Milan at the San Siro last night will rank right up there when they come to tell the gloomy story of Arsenal’s year of pain.

If winning the Champions League looked a distant prospect at the start of the week, the possibility seems laughable now or, in Wenger's own words, the hope of someone living in a "dream world". More pertinently, Arsenal face Sunderland in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday with the sobering reality that it is their last realistic chance of a first trophy since 2005.

The last two seasons they have been eliminated from the Champions League by...

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