Arsenal manager Miker Arteta has termed a Champions League spot would be ‘powerful’ for the club’s future.
The Gunners who finished eighth last season are now fourth with 60 points and two points ahead of fifth placed Tottenham with five games left to the end of the season.
“Qualifying for the Champions League would be an important achievement, and something very necessary and powerful for the club moving forward,” Said Arteta to Sky Sports
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Arteta continued by saying his mission is not only the Champions League but to win trophies every year.
“That’s part of the job and the expectation that we have here is to not only be in the Champions League but also win trophies every single year.” Said Arteta.
The last time Arsenal qualified for the Champions League was in the 2016/2017 season where they qualified for the rounds of 16.
Since the arrival of the Spaniard in 2019 the Gunners have bagged an FA cup and Community Shield. They will now face West Ham on Sunday as the club looks forward to strengthen the squad at the end of the season.
“We want to make the squad stronger, the starting 11 stronger, the specificity and the personality of our players stronger, and that’s what we are going to be seeking to do,” Said Mikel