Arsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed the club’s target this campaign is to finish in the top four as he thinks a title challenge is too much to ask.
Emery says he is happy with the club’s business in the transfer window after landing six players during the summer. The north London side acquired the services of Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos, William Saliba, Gabriel Martinelli, Kieran Tierney, and David Luiz. The Arsenal boss was pleased with the signings and is hoping to close the gap to Premier League champions Manchester City and Liverpool.
"We are delighted with our players. Our ambition and motivation is to do the best possible in all the competitions, the most important of these in the Premier League,” he said.
"Our first target is to be in the top four, we reduced the distance last season. Manchester City and Liverpool are stronger than the others at the beginning. We want to compete with them and reduced the points gap. Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea have the same objectives.”
"Last year the difference was really small and the challenge now is for us to achieve a top-four finish. Other teams are coming back, signing new players and working very well. Everton, West Ham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Watford.
The Premier League is the best competition in the world. We are going to work to compete and get into the top four."
The Gunners will start their Premier League campaign against Newcastle United on Sunday 11th at St James’ Park.