Wenger has confidently stated that winning the title remains the target for Arsenal going into the new Premier League season.
He says that the gunners will no longer be contenders for the top four alone. For the last decade, Arsenal have been merely top four contenders and have even been faced with the threat of Tottenham and Liverpool overtaking them for this position. The considerable decline made by the team has been reversed by the signings of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. These players have helped Arsenal win back-to-back FA Cup titles.
Armed with the experience of having won trophies, Arsenal’s young guns will be hoping to put up much more than a hopeful challenge in coming years according to Wenger. The Frenchman’s future at the club was on the ropes just 12 months ago. However, he has once again made Arsenal as record holders in terms of FA Cup titles. After having lost won the league title in an unbeaten fashion, Wenger will be hoping for a similar run. Former club legend Thierry Henry, though, believes that the club are still a few signings away from becoming a top player in the league.
Last season, Arsenal finished in a disappointing third place and were 12 points away from the champions Chelsea. “[The title] is our target and we feel we have a chance in a very competitive league. We are not far [away],” said Wenger at a press meeting. “He [Yaya Sanogo] will go on loan, I believe he needs to play. He’s ready and he’ll get an opportunity to play in the Champions League,” said Wenger about the future of striker Yaya Sanogo, who recently secured a loan move to Dutch club Ajax. Wenger has made one headline signing in this summer transfer window with the arrival of Petr Cech.