Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was asked about Arsenal’s ultimate goal in the future in a recent interview and his response has surprised many people.
Mikel Arteta has made even more progress as Arsenal boss this season. He’s guided the club to an unlikely title race with Manchester City with three games to go and has also secured Champions League qualification for the first time since 2017. He also won the FA Cup in his first season at the club, in 2020.
When asked in a recent interview about the Champions League and his expectations, Mikel Arteta answered with:
“We want to be ‘really’ in the Champions League, representing our club in the right way. We have to seek that level. The Champions League is another level, a different level. You see the presence of the players, the charisma, how they handle the occasion.”
The Arsenal boss went on to say how the ultimate goal for the club is to win the competition – win the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history. Although he’s away there is still a lot of work to be done to get there, he isn’t scared to set a goal that big for his players.
Like Arsene Wenger once said, “If you don’t believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.”
Although it may seem like a long shot, with the performances Arsenal have showed throughout 2022/23, the team is very capable of going far in the tournament next season. The additions the Gunners are likely to make this summer will also go a long way to helping them in Europe’s biggest competition next season.