Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he wants to win the Premier League title with the club within the next three years.
Wenger has been very defensive over his methods in the last couple of seasons and has always maintained that he’s the right man to be leading the club forward.
He signed a new deal last summer, which coincidentally runs for the next three years, and therefore, he may decide to call time on his career with the North London club if he hasn’t added another title to his collection by the time his current deal expires.
“Of course (Wenger replied on whether he can win a title inside his current deal). We have not started very well, but we never had the squad together since the start of the season,” he’s quoted by the Telegraph.
“We have fought many times for the title. People always remember who won it, but the fight has been very tight for long periods in the last eight or nine years.”
While these comments from the boss are encouraging, they provide Wenger with a timeline where he’d realistically be able to walk away from Arsenal.
His belief in what he’s doing equipped with the club’s immense financial strength suggests that Wenger could believe if he doesn’t win another title before his contract expires, he’s never going to again.
Arsenal fans have been forced to endure a period of Wenger’s reign where the side has won just one FA Cup since 2005.
Wenger has always stuck by his guns in terms of his tactics and style of football but he could well be hinting that he’ll leave Arsenal to move on if he doesn’t fulfil on his three year plan.
If Wenger pulls it off then fans get what they want; a successful and silverware covered Arsenal. If he doesn’t pull it off then there’s a potential timeline for an exciting new era to begin.