Arsene Wenger is far and away the longest serving manager in the Premier League, but won’t be around forever. The Frenchman is determined to do more than finish third and win the FA Cup before he retires, but also wants to leave the club in a good state for his successor, as reported by the Express.
The manager is convinced that we’ve shown we are more than capable of challenging for the title this season, citing our excellent record since the start of the calendar year as proof. He is clearly still ambitious, and has faith in his team to achieve much, much more.
“We want more than third and winning the FA Cup, we have the potential to do more,” Wenger said.
“We are back in contention for the championship this year, and we will fight, our numbers show it.
“We have taken more points since 1 January than anyone, the trend is right and we are showing consistency.”
Many have questioned his commitment to winning in recent times, with his transfer policy consistently leaving us short in key areas. He insists he’s more motivated to win than ever though, and is keen to bring success of the highest level back to the club.
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“I’m more motivated and committed than ever. I know how sad people are when we lose a game,” he continued.
“I’m committed until the last day of my contract to bring back big success and leave the club in the shape for the guy that comes after me.”
The start to our season certainly hasn’t been smooth, and despite being second in the Premier League, we’ve been anything but consistent. Our disappointing defeats in the Champions League have left us on the brink of elimination in the group stages, despite being in a group with two relative minnows of Europe.
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Hopefully Wenger is right about our team being capable of challenging for the title, and we are able to finally end our over decade long Premier League title drought.