By FOX SPORTS staff
The Gunners have finished the past eight seasons empty-handed, but with new managers at the helm of rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, some are tipping Arsenal to take advantage of the new circumstances.
Speaking to The Sun, Wenger admitted that his side have performed below expectations in recent years and hoped the upcoming campaign would see them do better in what he considered to be the most competitive league in Europe.
"Nobody knows what effect the changes will have but we hope to take advantage of our greater stability. What has been frustrating for me is that in recent years we couldn't give our fans what they expected of us. But now we are in a position where we want to compete for the title again. Our challenge is to close the gap on Man United, City and Chelsea," he noted.
"But they all want to win the league and England is the country where more clubs than any other country think they can win the title. Most of the leagues now are becoming like Scotland, when it was just Celtic and Rangers. In Spain now it's only Barcelona or Real Madrid, in Italy it's Juventus or AC Milan and now in France it will be PSG or Monaco. At least in England we have a few more clubs who have a chance at the start of the season."
The Arsenal board remain staunchl in their support of Wenger despite the club's dry spell and the Frenchman believes this will be the season he rewards their faith.
"I am committed to staying longer at this club and we have already had a chat with Ivan. The talks went well and it's not a problem. But I will not use my longevity as an advantage to stay in this position if I don't do well. My future will depend on how well I do. I don't just assume I will always be here," Wenger said.
"I've always shown my loyalty to this club and I don't need to prove anything on that. But I want to do well for Arsenal so this is an important season for me."