Two seasons ago, Arsenal finished fourth in the Premier League and won the FA Cup, last season we retained the trophy and moved up a place in the League. Now Arsene Wenger has promised at the annual shareholders meeting that he is committed to improving on those results in this current campaign.
“We want more than third and winning the FA Cup, we have the potential to do more,” said Wenger. “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.
“I’m more motivated and committed than ever. I know how sad people are when we lose a game. 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.”
Wenger will certainly be a hard act to follow, and there is no way the next manager will be given 20 years to emulate his success. There is one more year on Wenger’s contract at the end of this season, so it is certain that he will complete the 20 years in charge at least (barring an act of God). So imagine if he improves to second place this year and retains the FA Cup again, then manages the Double to end his tenure in style, then how can the next manager improve on that, unless he gets the Treble!