Arsenal’s centre-half Laurent Koscielny feels his side’s chances of challenging for the Premier League title next season will be dependent on the Gunners’ summer addition.
Koscielny and his team-mates finished as runners-up at the end of last season, although they were a whopping 10 points behind shock champions Leicester City whose top scorer Jamie Vardy has been linked with the Emirates outfit.
The Frenchman concedes last season was another season of frustration for the club but is confident that with some shrewd acquisitions they can end their 15-year wait for a Premier League title.
“Yes it’s a disappointment. We finished second, but if you look at the whole season, we can have regrets.
“I think this year we had the means to compete with the other teams to win this title. But our results were inconsistent, especially in February and March, when we won very few games, and we took very few points.
“It was tough, but we have to keep the positive from this season to learn from it, and start a nice season next year, with probably some new players that will allow us to reach another level and have more consistent results.” Koscielny told Omnisport.
Arsenal’s failure to win a major trophy in 2015-16 caused some sections of support to call for Arsene Wenger’s head but Koscielny feels his compatriot who has been at the club for many years remains the right man for the job.