Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that a third successive FA Cup will not be enough for the club’s supporters this season.
The Gunners ended their long wait for silverware two years ago with the FA Cup win over Hull City, and repeated the trick last season by defeating Aston Villa in the final.
However, although they remain on course for yet another cup success, the club’s faltering Premier League title bid has led to criticism of the French tactician.
Perhaps not much of a consolation for Arsenal fans, Wenger has now conceded that they must win more than the FA Cup this season, but their poor recent form could see them have to prioritise it again.
“Look, it’s never enough,” said the 66 year-old, as noted by Sky Sports.
“As long as you don’t win everything, it’s never enough. When we didn’t win anything, they said ‘you didn’t even win the FA Cup’.
“People always want more, which is normal and it’s what we want as well. If you look at the history of Arsenal, we are a club who’s won it more than anybody else.
“We’ve won it 12 times. And I with my team have won it six. That means it’s not as easy as it looks.”
With Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all slipping up this season, it appeared as though this year would be the year that Arsenal finally ended their wait for a league title having fallen short on so many occasions and settling for a race to secure fourth spot instead.
Having looked on course for most of the season, a poor run of results have left the Gunners eight points adrift of leaders Leicester City, who hold a five-point lead over second-placed Tottenham.
In turn, it has led to discontent amongst Arsenal fans towards Wenger for his inability to take full advantage of the situation this season. As a result, FA Cup success or not, it simply won’t be enough for the French tactician to avoid coming under further pressure regarding his future at the Emirates.