- Unai Emery has been tasked with getting Arsenal back to the Champions League
- The London club have been in the Europa League for the past two seasons after 19 successive UCL campaigns
- The Emirates outfit is now said to have missed around KSh3 billion after failing to qualify for the continental competition
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been tasked with the responsibility of getting the London club back to the Champions League.
According to a talkSPORT report, the Spaniard tactician has now been warned by Arsenal eggheads he must get the club back to the continental tournament.
Managing director Vinai Venkatesham is said to have asserted that the club is missing out on ‘tens of millions of pounds’ from their failure to qualify for Europe’s elite competition.
Venkatesham reportedly added that Champions League football is Emery's minimum requirement at the Emirates.
Whereas Arsenal needs to usurp Premier League giants including Man City, Man United, Chelsea and rivals Spurs for a spot in the UCL, Venkatesham admitted it is not going to be an easy task for the Gunners.
“It is not going to be easy but I absolutely, 100 per cent believe Arsenal Football Club can get back to where it needs to get,” talkSPORT quoted Venkatesham.
“The first step we need to do is get back into the Champions League and then we need to start competing and then we need to start winning the biggest trophies in the game.
“I think it has an impact across the club – it is a material impact, financially, being in the Europa League and not the Champions League," he added.
Venkatesham took over as Arsenal managing director following the exit of Ivan Gazidis who quit the London club for a similar position at AC Milan.
Currently, Arsenal are fifth on the EPL standings with 24 points, eight behind league leaders Man City.
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