By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger insists that no conclusions can be drawn about his side's chances next season despite their superb recent run of form.

Arsenal have won seven league matches in a row for the first time since October 2007 and sit in third place in the Premier League table.

Wenger is delighted with his side’s resurgence but says he will not be able to assess their prospects for next season until the current campaign is finished.

“Lets just see if we have the quality to maintain this consistency until the end of the season and then we can say ‘OK, look’,” he said. “That is not done yet, there are eight games to go and things can change.

“We are more experienced this season. Last year we were [down] at the end of the season because we went out of the League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League in [13] days - subconsciously we couldn’t win any more.”

While Wenger refuses to get carried away about his side’s upturn in fortunes, he is proud of the way they have demonstrated their quality in recent months.

“We had a blip in January, just after Christmas… but if you look at the circumstances of the blip it was down to the fact we had no full backs,” he said.

“Since October, since the team has gelled, we are not on too bad a run. We have lost four league games - against Man City and the three on the trot.”

“I felt we had two weak periods in the season and you can only afford one. We started very weak and I knew when we were 17th [in September] that we could not afford any weak periods anymore, so when that happened in January it was very difficult.”

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25 Mar 2012