Olivier Giroud believes that there is now reason why the current Arsenal side cannot compete for major honours next season.
The France international scored 21 league goals last season as he helped Montpellier win the Ligue 1 title, and he believes that Arsenal also have the ability to compete for trophies.
“There is a good generation of players here, a good team,” Giroud told the Arsenal website. "They were not helped by injuries last season and there were a few changes, and for the stability of the group that makes a difference.
“But I think there is a good spirit here and that is another reason why I chose this club. I am confident in the potential of the group and I am convinced that in the future, hopefully next season, we can win something.
“It is difficult in England because there are so many big teams, but that is what gives it its charm, that is what makes it beautiful. It is the hardest league and it won’t be easy to impose myself, but I am confident.”
Giroud will be part of an impressive front line next season that will include Robin van Persie and fellow new signing Lukas Podolski who will also be hoping to make a difference this season.
Arsenal have not won a major competition since lifting the FA Cup in 2005 and last season it had looked as though they would also finish outside of the top four.
However, a superb second half of the season demonstrated the talent in the squad and they will look to not only compete domestically but in the Champions League as well.