Zlatan Ibrahimovic maintains the Champions League is not a personal obsession as he attempts to help AC Milan get over their hoodoo against English clubs starting this week.
“Many years ago the Champions League was my goal to win at all costs,'' Ibrahimovic told the Champions League magazine.
''But if you blow it up into something gigantic or make it too important, you'll end up never winning it."
''Now I aim to win every trophy I can. If I win, good. If I don't win, I don't win. And this does not diminish my career. If I retired today I would say I was very happy about my career, I have achieved all I could have.''
Milan head into the Arsenal match in high spirits, having regained their position atop Serie A with a 2-1 victory at Udinese on Saturday.
''You win titles because you play with champions - they are the people that allow you to win, it is not an individual matter,'' Ibrahimovic added. ''My goal has always been to become as complete a player as possible. I have succeeded.”