Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been told by club owner Stan Kroenke that he must win a major trophy in the next two years.
- Stan Kroenke outlined the club’s ambition yesterday
- Arsene Wenger’s new two year contract was confirmed
- Wenger has full backing of Arsenal board
Wenger’s new contract was confirmed yesterday and majority shareholder Stan Kroenke used the opportunity to outline the club’s ambition, reports the Daily Mail.
“Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe,” he said. “It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved.”
Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League since 2004 and have yet to win a European trophy under Wenger despite reaching a final. It’s been more than six years since Arsenal made it past the last 16 of the Champions League too.
Three FA Cups in the last four seasons will have satisfied the craving for silverware for the time being, but the Premier League remains the ultimate goal. A lack of sustained title challenges over the years hasn’t been good enough.
Wenger and chief executive conducted a full review of the club on and off the pitch and major changes are expected in the playing and coaching staff.