Olivier Giroud believes Arsenal can go one step further and seriously contend for the Premier League title next season.
Arsenal – third in the table – have gone almost a decade without winning the title and that drought is set to continue, with champions-elect Chelsea two wins away from sealing the 2014-15 crown.
Arsene Wenger’s men have showed signs of improvement this season, though, and Giroud is backing his team-mates to deliver a title to the London club’s long-suffering fans next term.
“Hopefully we will have less injuries and if we keep this group, with maybe one or two new players coming in, we can have a great season,” said the Frenchman.
“I know we can still improve as we have been doing since I signed. I am proud about it and pleased with that.
“I just want to carry on like that and I know if we keep our best players, this determination and team spirit, I am sure we are going to join the championship race.”