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Arsenal chief: Current form gives us great optimism for the future

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis insists the club cannot be content with where they’re at this season but the current form the team is showing gives them optimism for the future, The Evening Standard reports.

The Gunners are on a sensational run at present, but their indifferent form earlier on in the season will inevitably cost them in their quest to win a first league title since 2004.

A 1-0 win against Burnley moved them to within four points of league leaders Chelsea, but it may be a season of ‘what might have been’ in north London.

Gazidis is certainly not content with Arsenal’s season, despite their target of retaining the FA Cup trophy.

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“We are not happy but we are going to keep pushing to the end and see how far we can go,” Gazidis insisted.

“We had a lot of injuries at the beginning of the season as well. Also coming off a World Cup year there are a lot of complex issues.

“We were trying to put the jigsaws into the right places at the beginning of the season. I think everyone can see those pieces are now beginning to fit. It gives us great optimism for the future.”

Arsenal spent vast sums of money over the past eight months, which suggests that the ambition at the club no longer revolves around qualification for the Champions League each year.

With 77 points the total last season, anything less would constitute a backward step at the Emirates Stadium.

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