Arsene Wenger: Barcelona and Real Madrid are favourites to win Champions League

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dubbed Real Madrid and Barcelona as “super favourites” to win the Champions League.

The Frenchman does believe his Gunners side have the ability to win the trophy themselves but knows his team is no more than outsiders at the moment.

The current European champions Barca are three points behind Jose Mourinho’s Real domestically in La Liga, with the capital side also having a game in hand.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have already qualified from the Champions League group stage, and face Olympiakos in the final game on Tuesday night.

“At the moment I would say in Europe there are two super favourites – Barcelona and Real Madrid,” Wenger told his club’s official website.

“Behind them, everyone else can hope to win it and we will try to win.

“At the moment we are not one of the favourites but one advantage we have is that we have finished top of our group.

“From now it becomes a cup competition. The Champions League becomes different when you go in the last 16, it is more open. You need a bit of luck in the draw and you need to have your players available in the two games.” (

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