Alex Song believes Arsenal will challenge for trophies once again next season, and once the Gunners master the mental side of their game plan, the sky will be the limit.

"We had a lot of injuries this year, which was not easy, we missed a lot of players," the Arsenal midfielder said.

"Sometimes we get on the pitch and we think 'this game will be won easily' that is something that we have to change. Because when you think you are going to win a game, and you don't, it knocks the team.

"You can't play a game against Manchester United and lose against Bolton in the game before that.

"I think we need to have the same mentality whether we play Bolton or Manchester United. I think we need to learn from this to be ready for next season."

Arsenal finished fourth on the Barclays Premier League table, after looking like serious title contenders at the beginning of the year.

The season marks the sixth under Arsene Wenger where Arsenal have been trophyless, and Song says that over the off season the side will be working on getting their mentality into a positive frame.

"We didn't do what we wanted to do this year, we finished fourth and I think we lacked something this year," Song said.

"It's very important that for next season that we don't make the same mistakes.

“It will be good to get away on our holidays and when we get back, we will know what we have to do for next season.

"We will be ready for the challenge and it's very important for us to win something next season, because we missed something this year and were very close."

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