We can now compete for Champions League – Arsenal Chief Executive, Vinai Venkatesham

Arsenal Chief Executive believes Arsenal are finally restored to a Champions League club after Mikel Arteta’s promotion to First Team Manager.

Arsenal have witnessed significant changes since the departure of Arsene Wenger and as such have failed to get back into the Champions league.

With chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and, just last month, head of football Raul Sanllehi all leaving, Mikel Arteta in charge of the club is most favorable to guide Gunners to a fruitful UCL campaign.

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The Spaniard has displayed great managerial attributes, and succeeded to securing two trophies to his name on his first season as Arsenal manager.

While Arteta and Director Edu work closely hand in hand on all matters concerning the first team, Venkatesham’s expertise will mainly focus on off-field areas.

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Speaking about the club’s current structure, Vinai Venkatesham said; “There has been lots of change, so I think what the club needs going forward is stability.

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“This is the right structure for the club. We need to get back as a Champions League club, but it can’t be the final destination, because we want to compete for the Premier League.

“And, of course, [we want to] do that in the Arsenal way — by playing entertaining football that our fans want to see and also giving young players a chance.

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