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Ivan Gazidis ‘Not Happy’ With Gunners Second Place

Emirates_NightArsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says he is ‘not happy’ that the club are not going to win the title, despite the Gunners winning their eighth Premier League game in a row on Saturday.

It’s been an up and down season for Arsene Wenger’s side. They are in the FA Cup semi-final, and are expected to beat Championship side Reading next weekend to return to the final. The eight match winning streak is the best in a decade, but a slow start means that Arsenal still sit four points behind runaway leaders Chelsea. Plus they once more failed in Europe, going out at the last 16 stage in the Champions League to AS Monaco.

Asked to assess this season, Gazidis said:

“We are not happy but we are going to keep pushing to the end and see how far we can go.”

Gazidis thinks the Premier league will become more competitive, given the increase in television money, making it even more difficult to maintain their top four spot in the coming season.

“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,” Gazidis told Associated Press.

“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.”