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    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will need to spend in the summer to enhance the clubs chances of competing in the latter stages of the Champions League, according to Nigel Winterburn. Eric Hosmer Jersey . The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday in the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, leaving Wengers side with a huge uphill task in their bid to secure a quarter-final berth. Arsenal have not progressed past the last-16 stage of Europes elite competition since 2010 and Winterburn feels his former club must invest in the playing squad to stand any chance of progressing further in the competition in the future.  Alexis Sanchez failed to find the back of the net against his former club at the Emirates Stadium You could sense from Arsene Wengers interview that he felt Arsenal had wasted an opportunity last night, the former Arsenal defender told Sky Sports News HQ. Its easy to analyse after a game and say if wed had a 20-goal-a-season striker, would he have taken those chances, [but] we just dont know that. Theyve come up short again in the last-16 so that says to Wenger hes going to have to look at that at the end of the season.  Same old story for Arsenal? We look back at Arsenals recent Champions League knockout defeats... If they are going to move on from where they are and really be considered as one of the favourites for the competition, they are going to have to improve the squad again and I think Wenger knows that.But at this moment in time, what he needs is the support of all the supporters because they have a huge 12 games coming up in the league and they are still in the FA Cup. Then we can really analyse where Arsenal came up short in the Champions League. Lionel Messi scored twice to give Barcelona a two goal first-leg advantage Arsenal will now turn their attentions back to the Premier League title race and their clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 1pm. Despite giving his backing to Wenger, Winterburn fully expects Arsenals performance to be scrutinised if they fail to pick up a victory over an under-achieving United team. Louis van Gaal is under pressure with speculation that he will be leaving at the end of the season, Winterburn added.  Wenger believes Arsenal could have beaten Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 first leg From Arsenals point of view, people are going to be scrutinising to see where they sit in the title race and if Arsenal dont win a game, there will be a lot of analysis. Arsenal are in a new period, from last season to next season and the end of Weners contract. There is money at the club and they expect Arsenal to challenge for the title. 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Leading up to the big reveal, our college football experts narrowed the field to the 10 teams with the best shot at the national title.Heres a look at Clemsons title chances; to vote for who you think will win it all, go to our poll page or scroll to the bottom of this feature:The case for ClemsonClemson has already beaten Louisville, which effectively puts the Tigers two games ahead of the Cardinals in the ACC Atlantic standings. Also, Florida State has two losses. FPI projects the Tigers to have an 89 percent chance at winning the division, the highest of any Power 5 team.-- ESPN Stats & InfoThe case against ClemsonClemsons offense hasnt been as impactful as it was last season. The Tigers rank 29th in offensive efficiency this season after ranking ninth last season.Deshaun Watson isnt performing like the QB we saw last season. He has a 75 Total QBR, 25th in the FBS; last season, he had an 87 Total QBR, which ranked fifth in the FBS. 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