Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the future is bright for the club and they are already looking forward to next season.

The Gunners ended the 2012/13 season superbly, winning eight out of their last 10 games - and that impressive run saw them finish above rivals Tottenham in fourth place.

After their north London derby defeat to Spurs, Arsenal were left seven points behind their arch-rivals, but being able to avoid defeat from that result made sure they overtook Spurs once again and finished above them in a Champions League place.

On the silverware front, it was another disappointing season for Arsenal as they ended the season trophy-less once again after poor displays in all competitions.

The Gunners were embarrassed in both English domestic cups as they were knocked out by lower-league opposition in both the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup.

Despite a heroic performance in Germany, they were also knocked out in the last-16 of the Champions League after being beaten by champions Bayern Munich.

However, Chamberlain, who had an up-and-down season, believes that there were positive signs from their season run-in - and he is confident that the future will be bright for Arsenal.

"At Arsenal Football Club we want to be challenging for titles first and foremost, but towards the back end of the season we realised that we weren't going to be able to do that so we set ourselves a new target to make sure we qualified for the Champions League, to make sure that Arsenal maintained its name at the highest level in Europe. In that sense, it was a success," the 19-year-old told Sky Sports News HD.

"The way we finished the season and the confidence we can take from that will stand us in good stead for the start of next season.

"I think we have come on in strides at the back end of this season and I think everyone is really buzzing and will be ready to go for pre-season and the start of next season."


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