Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is targetting the Premier League title next season after signing a two year deal.
The Frenchman who has spent 21 years at the club since joining in 1996 signed a two year deal on Tuesday to manage the club.
Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time under his reign and will have to content with the Europa League come next season. The club finished 18 points below Chelsea who won the league and despite failing to qualify for the Champions League, Wenger’s men beat Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup for a record 13th time and Arsene Wenger’s 7th. No manager in the FA Cup history has won more than the French.
Wenger has worked with 162 managers in his tenure as manager of Arsenal, spending $1050m in terms of transfers and has racked 16 trophies and still counting.
“I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement,” said Wenger.
“This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful,” Wenger told the club website.
“We’re committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season.”
Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “There is no complacency anywhere at this club.
“Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe. Everything we do is designed to make that happen and we will be working hard on and off the pitch this summer to improve and make a strong challenge next season.”
Stan Kroenke, majority shareholder said the Gunners’ ambition was to win the Premier League and “other major trophies in Europe” under Frenchman Wenger.
“It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved – Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen,” he added.