by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the time has come for his team to mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title.
The Gunners have not won the league since 2004 and only ended a nine-year silverware drought this year, after they beat Hull City 3-2 in the FA Cup final.
Wenger, who signed a three-year deal shortly before the 2014 World Cup kicked off, says with the recent upturn in the club’s finances and their new signings, the time is right.
“I always said the same thing to you, that I wanted to think I had done well for the club,” Wenger said.
“My motivation was never at stake and I never questioned that. Did I want to go somewhere else? Never. I always wanted to stay.
“But I needed to feel, as well, that I had done a good job and of course the fact we couldn’t win was going on in my mind. It was important for me to feel I have done a decent job.
“Would I have stayed if we’d not won anything? I don’t want to answer that question.
“But it’s not about that. I never look behind me to what’s done, or what wasn’t done. I try to forget that and always look forward.
“What’s done is done. We’ve done something, we won the Cup, but we want to win more and come back and fight for more.”