Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger has said it was impossible for Arsenal to win the Premier League title in the past due to financial constraints.
The Gunners have failed to win the Premier league title for over a decade now.
Wenger has had to contend with the financial impact of moving from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium, as well as the sale of numerous key players.
“Of course,” he told The Telegraph. “When you lose your best players and see opponents strengthen their squad – and they are already stronger than you – it is impossible.”
“We have reduced the gap and I believe we are ready to go further,” Wenger added. “We now have the stability that gives us strength. Before I was more exposed to ‘Who will go?’ and now the question I get more is ‘Who will come?’
“The transfer market is not over. We can still buy but I don’t think we will sell. Our potential in the market has changed.”
He continued: “It’s our target [to close the gap] and we have a chance in a very competitive league. We finished third and won the FA Cup so that shows we’re not far away. We have a good cohesive group with the ability to do better.
“Will we win the title this season? You cannot guarantee that in the Premier League. I just say we want to. I promise we will fight to win. A manager has to take the best potential out of the team he has.
“For example, the year we lost it at Birmingham [a 2-2 draw when Eduardo broke his leg in February, 2008], we could have. Last year, no, because after six games we were 11 points behind Chelsea. We feel we have a chance this year, all going well.”
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