Date: 12th May 2016 at 2:12pm
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It`s no secret that The Gunners have been incredibly wasteful in front of goal this season, Mesut Ozil could, and probably should have about 30 assists but our profligacy has been one of the major factors in the demise of our title challenge.

Jack Wilshere has spent most of the season on the treatment table and as such has been watching the matches just like the rest of us. The midfielder believes that while we are on the right track (I`m not so sure about that) we need to be more “clinical” in front of goal if we are to hope to make the next step up in 2016/14.

“I was obviously watching as a fan for most of the year so it was tough to watch, I think of the games that didn`t go our way like Swansea at home.”

“We used to struggle against the big teams, but this year we were alright. In games [like the Swansea one] we start quickly in the first 20 minutes and have chances but we need to make them count. There are a lot of chances we create with the likes of Ozil, Alexis and Welbeck, we just have to be a bit more clinical.”

“I think [we are moving in the right direction]. We put up a big challenge this year, and OK it didn`t work out, but after we beat Leicester at home we thought this was our year and we have to push on. Unfortunately we didn`t, but we put up more of a fight than previous years.”

“A big thing we worked on this season was when we lose the ball, we straight away have to defend and win the ball higher up. I think we have done that well and we improved a lot on that.”

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