Tomas Rosicky talks up Arsenal as potential title challengers

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After back-to-back FA Cup triumphs, Rosicky is targeting the title.

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has said his side have the potential to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

The Gunners won the FA Cup for the second time in as many seasons after the 4-0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley at the end of May along with another solid third place finish in the Premier League to ensure qualification for next season's Champions League.

While Czech international Rosicky did express some disappointment that they weren't able to mount a challenge during the previous campaign, he is positive about 2015-16.

He is quoted by Sky Sports, saying: "I thought we would challenge last season but obviously the first half of the season was not good.

"We did not play well at all and it wasn’t the Arsenal style of football we were playing. You could see from January we started to play our way and it was Arsenal. Now we have to show we can produce these kind of performances for the whole season and not just for half.

"We don’t want to just be third and win the FA Cup. Obviously, it’s a solid season when you win the FA Cup. You could see the progress in the team after December.

"Consistency is key for any title challenge and that is what we have to show through the whole of next season. The potential is there for this side to challenge for the title.”

Up until their FA Cup success in 2014, a lot of the talk surrounding Arsenal, and their manager Arsene Wenger was that they had to end a trophy drought going all the way back to 2005.

Now they have a taste of silverware after back-to-back successes. After a couple of marquee signings over the past couple of signings in Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez over the past two seasons, they have shown they are serious about strengthening the side. 

But even with that kind of quality at their disposal there is a need to improve the side, but also a need for a bit of luck with injuries to show they can keep their good run from the second half of last season to last near enough the duration of an entire league campaign to lift their first title in 12 years. 

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