By FOX SPORTS staff
There will be new faces in the dugouts of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea come the start of the new season, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be leading the Gunners for the 17th year.
Despite the Frenchman's longevity at the helm of the Emirates Stadiums, supporters have been far from satisfied with the club's recent trophy drought, as Arsenal's rivals have been snapping up plenty of silverware after signing some talented, new recruits.
Nevertheles, Gazidis told the Daily Express he was confident that Gunners' supporters would not have to suffer the heartache of the team finishing empty-handed for much longer.
"There has been an incredibly ambitious long-term plan in place at this club and we are ahead of it in terms of what we are achieving off the field, it has been about putting us up with the best in the world and now the question is turning that platform into on-field success," Gazidis stated.
"This whole journey over the past 10 years really has been with that goal in mind. We get beaten up along the way but we are an extraordinarily ambitious club. We have done a terrific job creating the financial platform and the club can take a lot of credit from that. But it really is time now for us to turn that into sporting success and that is what everybody here is focused on."
Citing the examples of Champions League finalists Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, the Arsenal chief executive hoped the club would find themselves in a similar position soon.
"We should be able to compete at a level of a club such as Bayern Munich, I’m not saying we are there by any means, we have a way to go before we can put ourselves on that level. But we’ve seen two clubs this year in the Champions League final, both of whom run responsible financial models and they’re pretty fantastic teams and very exciting to watch. There’s no reason why we can’t do that," Gazidis pointed out.
"It’s not idle ambition when we talk about wanting to get there. We have a very solid plan that will give us the ability to be able to compete at that level provided we do things well."