Arsenal will challenge for the Premier League title next season, according to outgoing manager Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners find themselves 37 points behind league leaders Manchester City, following a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester on Wednesday, continuing a trend of poor away performances that see them ranked 16th in the league in terms of their away form. They have also conceded more goals this season than ever before in the Premier League era.
Wenger, who will leave the club at the end of the season, believes that his successor will be able to make a few minor tweaks to get more out of the Emirates side on their travels.
“I’m convinced Arsenal will be one of the contenders next year,” he told the Evening Standard. “The quality is there, the spirit is exceptional.
“If the team has one or two good away results next season they will play for the Premiership, I’m convinced, because there is something special in that team that will come out next season.
“If you look at our season, at home we have championship winning form and away we have a consequence of many things.”