Jack Wilshere has highlighted the strength with which we finished the season in 2014/15, and believes we have to carry that momentum into the new campaign if we are to have any hope of clinching the title.
Wilshere has struggled with injuries throughout his career, but has been phenomenal since returning from his latest spell on the sidelines.
He insists that we would have won the league last season if we showed consistent form, and is confident we can achieve just that in 2015/16.
“We didn’t start the season well last year but the way we finished it, if we had played the whole season like that then we could have been champions,” Wilshere told the club’s official website.
“If we continue our form from the end of last season when we dominated games with our possession, and we won the ball back in better positions high up the pitch, then we’ve got a real chance.
“We want to win the league, of course we do. We feel we’ve been together a few years now, we’ve brought in world-class players who have had time to settle, we’ve added a world-class keeper with all of his experience, he’s been there and he’s done it, he’s won everything.
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“So we really feel we’re in a strong position.”
We finished some way off the eventual Champions Chelsea last season, which was down in large part to our poor start to the campaign. We endured our worst start to a Premier League season ever, but our form in 2015 was arguably better than we’ve seen in over a decade.
The England international is likely to be the future of our midfield – providing he can stay fit – and if his recent form is anything to go by, he will play a big part in our upcoming season.
But is he right? Can we win the league this season?