Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger aims for title challenge

FA Cup final Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is targeting a Premier League title challenge next season following the club’s victory in Saturday’s FA Cup final.

The 4-0 success over Aston Villa at Wembley was the Gunners’ second consecutive triumph in the competition, following a 3-2 victory over Hull City in 2014. It was also the north London club’s 12th success in the tournament, making them the most decorated team in FA Cup history.

Wenger has been in charge for six of those triumphs, making him the most successful manager in the FA Cup in the post war era, but he is now turning his attention to mounting a serious league title challenge next season.

He said: “Of course I think we can push on. Why not? We have won the league in the past when we have had potential to do it and that’s what we want to do again.”

The Islington club have not won the Premier League title since 2003-04 and finished a full 12 points behind eventual champions Chelsea during the last campaign.

Indeed, the Gunners have not finished in the top two since 2005 and their 65-year-old boss knows that consistency is the key to them mounting a serious title bid.

He continued: “It is about consistency at the top level and in the past we have won leagues when we have been consistent.”

The Gunners are joint third favourites to win the Premier League next season and are available at 5.50 to end their 11-year drought.

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