Gunners defender wants to bring silverwear to the Emirates Stadium.
Kieran Gibbs says Champions League qualification is not enough for Arsenal and has targeted winning a trophy next season.
The Gunners have not won a major trophy for eight seasons but confirmed a 16th consecutive campaign in UEFA’s premier club competition with a 1-0 win at Newcastle, courtesy of Laurent Koscielny’s close-range finish.
Arsene Wenger’s side trailed neighbours Tottenham by seven points following a defeat at White Hart Lane in early March but rallied to win eight and draw two of their remaining ten Premier League games and finish one point above their north London rivals.
Gunners goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny admitted it was ‘weird’ to see his teammates celebrating at St James’ Park and Gibbs echoed the Pole’s sentiments but hailed the club’s achievement.
“We are jumping around celebrating but we haven’t actually won anything,” the left-back told the Evening Standard.
“You can look at it like that. On the other hand, we are aware that we need to produce next season. We have to be confident to deal with that.
“It is massive to finish in the top four. We have done it for however many seasons on the bounce now but we haven’t actually properly qualified yet because we still have to play the play-off game at the start of the new season.
“We would have liked to have had a better season but I think overall you have to be happy with the way the team got back together after December and showed real character, yet again, to come back and finish where we want to be.
“We were a new-look side for another season, again, with new signings that have had to come in and step up. It is never easy to just come straight into the Premier League and perform like some of our good players have.
“In the end, there was a combination of us needing to realise what we wanted from the season and the players starting to get to know each other more. As time went on, we started to gel.
“That was important and it puts us in good stead for next season because I believe the team have gelled because of this. The dramatic finale makes us even stronger and we are going into next season head on.”
England left-back Gibbs has been a member of Wenger’s first-team squad since 2007 and has enjoyed his most productive season, after making 34 appearances in all competitions.
Despite the loss of several key players in recent campaigns, the 23-year-old feels the current squad is the strongest he’s been involved in.
“For me, having been the most involved this season, this is the strongest I have felt about the team I have played in,” he said. “I believe strongly in this team now.
“We haven’t shown it consistently enough in the cups and the League but you have seen many glimpses of what the team are capable of.
“We have to focus on every detail to give ourselves the best chance to produce something because we are desperate to win a trophy.”