Arsenal fans and players are clearly growing impatient with their team as they have gone 11 straight seasons without winning a Premier League title.
Forward Theo Walcott expressed his concern with his team, and he stated that the Gunners have no excuse not to contend for a championship next season.
“It is a step forward from where we finished last year. But we want to — and need to — be pushing on now and trying to challenge for the title,” Walcott said to ESPN FC.
The Gunners are currently in third place and have not finished outside the top four since their title run in 2004. Despite Walcott’s comments, there is a chance that the forward may depart for another club. Walcott himself admitted this.
His current contract with Arsenal will expire in 2016, and he has not committed to a new deal yet.
Arsenal needs just one point to clinch third place after tying with Manchester United, but Manchester City has already clinched second place while Chelsea has already been crowned Premier League champions.
They have finished strong by winning 14 of their last 19 games after experiencing a slow start, but they were never able to keep up with Chelsea despite being in second for a large chunk of the season.