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Sunday 4 December 2016

Arsenal Chief Executive wants to see Gunners mount strong title challenge

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, right, has confidence manager Arsene Wenger can deliver another winning side next season
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, right, has confidence manager Arsene Wenger can deliver another winning side next season

Arsenal can head into the new campaign with real belief they will be able to mount a sustained assault on the Premier League title, according to chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

The Gunners have returned to London from a successful tour to the Far East where they won the Barclays Asia Trophy with an impressive 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger's men will now step up their preparations for the start of the domestic season by hosting the Emirates Cup at the weekend, with games against Lyon and Wolfsburg, before the traditional curtain-raiser of the FA Community Shield against Chelsea at Wembley on August 2.

Gazidis accepts while the Gunners may continue to face a somewhat uneven financial playing field, the squad should be positive of what they can achieve going forward.

"We always have to do things better than our competitors, that is our challenge, but there is a real belief we can win the Premier League and compete to win major trophies in the next few years," Gazidis said as Wenger is prepares for his 20th campaign in charge of the Gunners.

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