Santi Cazorla is confident Arsenal can end their eight-year trophy drought next season.
The Gunners have not won any silverware since lifting the FA Cup in 2005, despite Arsene Wenger leading the club to seven major trophies in nine years prior to the barren spell.
Spain international Cazorla has been one of Arsenal’s stand-out players this season after arriving from Malaga in the summer, and has scored 12 times and laid on seven assists in 35 Premier League appearances.
The 28-year-old is aware of Arsenal’s recent history but is confident the players can make amends next season.
“The aim is to win trophies,” Cazorla told Arsenal Player. “Unfortunately Arsenal has gone eight years without a trophy, which is a long time for such a huge club that’s always up there fighting with the other big clubs.
“This year we haven’t been able to, for various reasons. We got far in both the FA Cup and the League Cup but it wasn’t to be.
“I hope next year will be another story. We want to be fighting for the Premier League and all the tournaments we enter. We’re a great team and I’m sure we will.”
Cazorla also praised Arsenal’s consistency in the league run-in, with the Gunners have won seven of their last ten top-flight matches.
“What I’ve taken from this year is that as a team we weren’t very consistent for half of the season, which cost us in terms of reaching the higher positions in the league,” the 28-year-old continued.
“Now we’re a lot more consistent and that’s the form we were lacking before – being consistent and getting the three points whenever we could.
“We’re a long way off the top because of this lack of form, even though it was only for half the season.”
Arsenal are currently locked in a fierce three-way battle to finish in the Premier League top four, with London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham also competing for two spots behind the Manchester club.
The Gunners travel to QPR on Saturday, currently sitting fourth – two points above Spurs but having played a game more than their neighbours.