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Mikel Arteta lays down challenge to Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has set his side a challenge following the end of the 2022/23 season.

Arsenal ended their 2022/23 campaign in style on Sunday afternoon when they put five past Wolves.

At the start of the campaign, Arsenal finishing second would have been somewhat surprising given they have not been in the top-four for several years.

However, the fact Arsenal spent so long top of the league and did not win the title has put something of a damper on their campaign as a whole, especially as they did not win any silverware.

Now, speaking after Arsenal’s hammering of Wolves, Mikel Arteta has been discussing their campaign and set his side a challenge for the 2023/24 season:

“We wanted to bring the club back to the Champions League. That was the main target,” said Arteta.

“That was obviously a big demand in the summer before we did certain things and before we managed to keep some of our players.

“Then you start to generate some belief. We didn’t expect to finish where we are. I think it’s the third best record in the club, with the history of the club, the most wins ever.

“It’s a lot but it’s still not enough to win it. We understand where the level is. If we want to be the real deal, we can’t be happy with what we have, and we have to be next season much better.”

Arsenal finished five points off Manchester City who themselves had a slightly poor season by their lofty standards, only getting 89 points.

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