Unai Emery has been tasked with taking Arsenal back into the Champions League
Unai Emery Was tasked with Carrying Arsenal back to the Champions League

Arsenal can produce the investments required to compete \if they spend more time according to managing director Vinai Venkatesham.

The Gunners have missed out \together with head trainer Unai Emery, in the previous two seasons.

While fans may fear that the financial impact of missing for a third year running can result in Arsenal being cut adrift in the very best clubs in home and on the continent,” Venkatesham believes the club version can sustain an extended time out of the Champions League before that becomes a concern.

“We have a home-based company model in order that the more years you spend from their Champions League, the bigger strain it puts on the company model,” he added.

Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham (L) with head of football, Raul Sanllehi (R)
Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham (L) together with thoughts of football, Raul Sanllehi (R)

“There’s not a final stage we get to where it becomes a catastrophic issue and we are nowhere near that.

“We conduct the business in a responsible way – we know there are six teams who have a minimum requirement of being in the Champions League.

“So we now have that robustness built in our enterprise model that we can have a few seasons at the and still make the investments we ever all want.”

Arsenal have enjoyed a successful start to this year's Europa League after a run to the semi-finals last season
Arsenal have enjoyed a successful start to the year’s following a run to this semi-finals last season

The battle of returning to Europe’s top club competition needs Arsenal usurping the likes of , , and – .

Where fans would like to be, while competing in the Champions League is, it also makes it a lot easier to entice new signings and results in more cash coming into the club coffers\.

Venkatesham stepped up to become Arsenal’s managing director following ’ choice to depart his role in chief executive and proceed to a position at AC Milan.

He admits being in the club is being cost thousands of pounds by the concerning revenue but that there is no urgent need to recoup those lost money\.


Before vs at the Emirates last Friday, spoke about why his former boss Emery will triumph at Arsenal
Before vs at the Emirates last Friday, spoke about why his former boss Emery will succeed at Arsenal

“It isn’t going to be simple but I absolutely, 100 per cent think Arsenal Football Club will get back to where it needs to get,” said Venkatesham.

“The first step we need to do is get back into the Champions League and then we have to start competing then we will need to begin winning the biggest trophies in the game.

“We need to be realistic, last year we finished sixth and we had our next season in a row at the – that is not where we want this soccer club to become.

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“I believe it’s an impact across the club – it is a material effect, financially, being at the and not the Champions League.

“it’s tough to place a number on it as it depends upon how well you do in the and how long you do at the Champions League and it is dependent upon how many English clubs are at both.

“However, it’s thousands of pounds, it is a material impact being from the – so that is the monetary bit of it”

Emery's side have 10 points from their four Europa League games
Emery’s negative have 10 points from their four matches

Arsenal reached the semi-final under Arsene Wenger last year and Emery has guided them to progress this season around.

Winning the championship would signify a return to the Champions League, as could a complete in three years.