Arsenal boss told to win a trophy as second or third isn't good enough

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London, Oct. 11 (ANI): Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has bluntly told manager Arsene Wenger to end the club's four-year trophy drought this season.

"It's absolutely our ambition to win a trophy this year. Second, third or fourth isn't good enough. We want to win something this season and we believe we have the squad to do that," the Sunday Express quoted Gazidis, as saying.Since lifting the FA Cup in 2005, Wenger's men have lost a Champions League and a Carling Cup final while never finishing higher than third in the league.

"We have created a team playing fantastic football. Now it's very important for us to focus strongly on winning something for the fans," Gazidis said. "This club exists for the fans and they don't care about fi nancial reports, they care about what happens on the pitch," he added.Gazidis also played down reports that a hostile takeover scrap involving American Stan Kroenke and Russian Alisher Usmanov is about to kick off. "There are different shareholders but I've not sensed any fundamental differences in philosophy," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 16:43 [IST]
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