Arsenal need a strong start next season, says Hector Bellerin

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He also says that the FA Cup triumph has given them a huge boost ahead of next season.

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has told the club’s official website that it is important that the side start on the right foot next season.

The Gunners finished the 2014/15 season third in the Premier League, bettering last year's fourth place, and won the FA Cup for the second year in a row as well.

That finish came after their fine run of form in the second half of the season saw them become the Premier League’s in-form side, as well as one of the top sides in Europe.

Many are now predicting a potential title challenge next season, and Bellerin says that it is important they get off to a strong start.

“It will be really important to start strong,” he told Arsenal's official website. “[It will] let people know that we have the same way of playing last season and can get the same results. We want people to know that we will be aggressive and that we are coming to fight for the title.”

The FA Cup win over Aston Villa was the perfect culmination of an impressive second half of the campaign for Arsene Wenger’s side, with the win seeing them become the most successful side in the history of the competition.

Indeed, their end of season form had many questioning how much more successful they may have been had they started the season strongly, and the Spaniard says they are all excited for next season.

“We are all really excited, especially after the way we finished last year by winning the FA Cup,” he said.

“We didn’t do that great at the beginning of last season but we showed by the end how we can perform. So we just need to keep that momentum up for the new season and start on the right foot.”

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