Two of the most handsome men to ever wear the Arsenal shirt both believe the club can build on last season’s fourth place finish to challenge for the title next year.
Taking time out from being professionally good-looking, both Freddie ‘chisel-cheeks’ Ljungberg and Olivier ‘le six-pack’ Giroud have stressed that the Gunners must set their heights higher if they are to restore the club to the peak of English football.
Speaking to Arsenal Player while on duty in the Far East as a club ambassador, Swedish ‘invincible’ Ljungberg revealed he’s been impressed by Arsene Wenger’s ability to secure Champions League football despite off-field constraints but insisted that now is the time to again push on.
“Wenger’s done remarkably well for a very long period of time and I think with some certain economical restraints at times when they were building the stadium. To still achieve what he’s done is actually quite remarkable.
“The Club went out after the game against Newcastle and said they weren’t happy with being fourth. They want to win trophies as a Club and I think that was a very important message they sent to all the fans.
“I think they have the foundations. I think it’s extremely important that they qualify for the Champions League, otherwise it could be difficult to attract certain players. I always say that they are going to win the league so I’ll say that again.”
Meanwhile, current star Olivier Giroud says Arsenal can take heart from their solid end to the season and believes a good start to next term will see them consolidate their credentials as title-challengers.
“If we start better than we did this season, I know that we will compete for the title next year because we are used to playing together now and have improved as a team,” the Frenchman told Arsenal.com.
“We have also improved as individuals throughout the season, especially the newcomers like Santi, Lukas and me.”
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