Arsenal held a fans’ forum event on Thursday ,and a number of issues were discussed. One of the major issues discussed was the target for the season.
Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has revealed that Unai Emery’s target this season is to finish in the top four after receiving significant backing in the summer transfer window.
Sanllehi, who was speaking at the fans’ forum event on Thursday evening, feels that the level of investment this season means Emery cannot afford to finish outside the top four for a second time. In his words: ‘We said to Unai that we just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last year, but this year with a strong squad, we expect you to do that.’
Arsenals added 72 million man Nicolas Pepe to the squad, the club also brought in left back Kieran Tierney and David Luiz. Dani Ceballos was gotten on a season long loan from Real Madrid.
Raul Sanllehi: ‘We said to Unai Emery that we just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last season but this year, with a stronger squad, we expect you to do that’.
Exactly the kind of approach we need. Anything less than securing CL football this year is a failure.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 11, 2019
Arsenal missed out on UCL qualification last season after the club lost the UEL final and finished one point off top four spots. The club has been absent from Europe’s premier competition for 3 seasons and are looking forward to participate in it, come next season.