Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has warned fans that there is no guarantee of trophies next season, despite masterminding the club’s biggest ever summer spending spree.
Wenger has already broken their transfer record to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, in a £52million deal and may have to do the same again to land Monaco midfielder, Thomas Lemar.
Although the Gunners’ boss is adamant that he is still hungry for success, he did his best to play down expectations, while speaking to the media in Australia at the start of this year’s pre-season tour.
But though the Gunners’ boss said his desire for success is as strong as ever, he did his best to play down expectations.
“We want to win trophies, but you cannot live inside a club thinking you want to win the next trophy and, if you don’t win it, you have lost.
“The club has a stronger basis than that. On a personal level, I want to win every game. When we lose a game I’m absolutely mad and sad, but it is part of being a coach.
“I’ve been lucky to have had a very long career in my job and I’m completely committed to work for Arsenal.
“To do well, of course, means to win the Premier League, hopefully, to win the Champions League as well, but I think I have stayed at Arsenal for such a long time because for me a club is firstly about values, the values I hold dear.
“One is to win trophies but more important is to know who we are, and what is important to us.
“I will always try to defend what I think is important in our sport, that means the values of our game. Football is a very popular sport now all over the world and there is a big responsibility.
“I think one of the ways to face up to the responsibility is to defend the values. That is important to me,” Wenger said.
The Frenchman suffered a fan backlash last season, as Arsenal finished outside the top four for the first time in his 21-year-reign.