Wenger Outlines Two Year Aims
With Arsene Wenger signing his new two year deal at Arsenal following last season's hiccups, he's certainly got some lofty ambitions for those two seasons to come.
With fans torn on his continued role as manager but some natural optimism returning following the FA Cup win and with the new season approaching, Wenger seems to be adamant in his thoughts that we set the bar high and then do everything we can to reach that after what was a disappointing year overall for many.
Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following our arrival in Australia, the Frenchman explained what the goals were for his new contract.
'The goal is simple: to win the next game and win every single game. The Premier League today is highly competitive, there are six or seven teams who can win trophies and every single trophy is very difficult to win.'
Wenger went on to say.
'We want to fight for the Premier League, we want to fight again for the FA Cup and we play in the Europa League and we want to win that. We have to prepare well to do that. We finished last season well, we won 10 of the last 11 games and we want to continue that and start in a very strong way.'
Looking at the next two years as a total, Wenger said it wasn't a 'personal trip' for him, he remained fully committed to achieving success with Arsenal.
'Well, I am not on a personal trip. I have the luck to make a very long career in my job and I am completely committed to doing well for Arsenal, to do well means to win the Premier League and to hopefully win the Champions League one day as well.'
With his length of stay at the club well known about, he went on to assure that part of the club's 'values' were to be successful and win things and again that will be the aim for the coming 24 months.
'I think I stayed for such a long time at Arsenal because first of all the club is about values. I stayed at this club for a long time because it has values that are important to me. After, one of those values is to win trophies. More important is that it is important to know who we are, what is important to us in the game and use that basis to win football games and that is what I will do until the end of my career. On top of that we want to win trophies. You cannot only live inside the club, we want to win the next trophy. It is important that the club is bigger than that and has a stronger basis than that. On that level I want to win every game, when I lose a game I am absolutely mad and sad. But that is part of being a coach.'