Tuesday, 6th May, 2014

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has explained that winning the Premier League title was the Gunners' ambition before the season started.

Arsenal guaranteed fourth position in the league table and with that Champions League qualification when they registered a 1-0 home win over West Brom on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium, while Everton lost at home to Manchester City the day before.

"I think it's good to sign off with a win and sign off in front of our fans but with two games to go we had nothing to play for at home and I think we shouldn't really be in that position", Szczesny told the club’s official site. "We should be fighting for the title."

The Pole was adamant that Arsenal were in the hunt to win the league title this season and finishing fourth was not the limit of their ambition when the campaign started.


"I never considered fourth place before the start of the season as a successful season and a good position. I play for Arsenal Football Club because I want to win the title every year.”

Szczesny admits that after a few disappointing results at the turn of the year securing Champions League qualification at the end of the season became their aim but believes winning the title was their ambition when the league kicked-off in August last year.

"Obviously at some point, when you lose games and you lose the chance to fight for the title, then the new challenge is to secure the Champions League spot and that was the aim this season, but I wouldn't have taken it before the season.”

Arsenal won their last league title in the 2003/04 season, when they became the first team since Preston North End in 1888/89, in the inaugural English football league competition, to remain unbeaten during a league campaign.

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