Arsenal Invincible Gilberto Silva believes the Gunners must forget about their woes earlier this season and finish the campaign strongly.
Speaking exclusively to the Daily Star, the Brazilian said, “I think in their mind they’ll do the best they can to finish in a better way for next year.”
It is that sense of finishing strongly that could have a huge impact on the next campaign. After all, fans need only look at the Gunners’ performances at the tail-end of last season and how that continued following the summer break.
But next time, the North London club have to attempt to maintain that momentum for an entire season.
Up until Christmas, it looked like Arsene Wenger could finally get his hands on the Premier League trophy once more; but we all know what happened next.
“You look back and have to think what you should have done before,” Silva said of Arsenal’s less-than-perfect campaign.
“But there’s not enough time to think about that, they just have to go one and do their job.”
If they do that, there is every chance they will not only qualify for the Champions League yet again, but add a long-overdue piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet.
Gilberto knows what it takes to win with Arsenal; the current crop would do well to heed his words.