Last Updated: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:45
Mikel Arteta feels injuries have thwarted Arsenal's assault on silverware and says a fully-fit Gunners side would be a match for most.
The north Londoners are currently on a superb run that has seen them move above Tottenham into third place in the Premier League table and they are now three points clear of Spurs.
While Champions League qualification looks virtually assured, it will be another trophy-less season at the Emirates as they struggled to get going at the at the start of the campaign and have been playing catch-up for most of the season.
Injuries have robbed Arsene Wenger of many key players at various stages of the season, with England midfielder Jack Wilshere unable to feature at all because of a niggling ankle problem.
Arteta has started 25 Premier League games this term and he feels Arsenal could compete favourably with any side in the league if they were able to call on their best players week in week out.
"We have been hit with important, long-term injuries the whole season that really, really affect the team," he told Sport Magazine. "I would like to see this team playing with the same XI for 10-15 games - then we could talk about if we were good enough or not.
"Now we are starting to do it and we are starting to get really good results, so for me the biggest concern is to stop the injuries."
Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy backing the Gunners to finish in the top four and they next face QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday.
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