Ivan Gazidis: Arsenal chief executive 'not happy' with second place

Gunners last won the Premier League title in 2004

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Despite recording their eighth successive Premier League in the 1-0 victory at Burnley on Saturday, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says he is "not happy" with the Gunners this season.

Arsenal trail Chelsea by seven points ins second place, but do have a FA Cup semi-final against Reading at Wembley on Saturday, as they aim to retain the trophy.

"We are not happy but we are going to keep pushing to the end and see how far we can go," Gazidis said.

When asked if Arsenal, who last won the Premier League in 2004, can be a force again, Gazidis replied: "We are happy with the way the squad has developed and we are very focused how we can make a positive end to the season. After that it will be a question of how can we progress the team further so that we can have an even better season next year. We have a squad that’s clearly coming together. It’s a relatively young squad so it will continue to improve.

 

“We had a lot of new players this year who are beginning to gel together. We had a lot of injuries at the beginning of the season as well. Also coming off a World Cup year there are a lot of complex issues.

"I think the league is going to get more and more competitive. You are going to see more Southamptons, more challenger teams coming in because [television] revenue has gone up."

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