Arsene Wenger believes a good finish to Arsenal's campaign will set them up for a stronger title challenge next season.
The Gunners are currently third in the Premier League, 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea but with a game in hand and an opportunity to finish second ahead of both Manchester clubs.
Arsenal suffered a slow start to the season but have been the league’s form team since January, and Wenger is confident that securing second place will stand his side in good stead for 2015/16.
"It always takes a lot out of you but overall I believe that we’ve found a better balanced team during the season as well."
“That’s our challenge, to finish well and take that strength into the next season,” the manager said. “The start of the season is linked with belief as well. We can just strengthen the belief by finishing well.
“Manchester City had ups and downs and started stronger than us, so they were a long time in front of us. Manchester United are a bit like Arsenal, they had a slow start and became stronger in the second part of the season.
“I think our slow start was down to post-World Cup problems and to the fact as well that we had to play the qualifiers for the Champions League. It always takes a lot out of you but overall I believe that we’ve found a better balanced team during the season as well.
“If you ask me if I am happy with the depth of the squad I say certainly yes because I have many international top quality players who are not even in the squad on Saturdays when everyone is available. That has not been the case for many years.”
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