Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has a new sense of optimism for his club old as the Premier League title race begins to take shape.

Last season, the Gunners surrendered a major opportunity to clinch their first league title since the triumph of the ‘Invincibles’ in 2003/04 as surprise champions Leicester City managed to finished ten points clear at the top.

However, Arsene Wenger’s men appear to be targeting another shot at the crown this term after bouncing back from a slow start with three straight victories over Watford, Southampton and Hull City which has seen them move back into the top four.

Thus, Ljungberg, who believes Wenger is still the right man to lead the club, insists this could finally be the year for Arsenal.

“He’s shown he’s a great manager and I think he’s been restricted a bit on the financial side in the past,” Ljunberg told Sky Sports News. “They were second last year and this year hopefully we can win it.

“I think some people wanted some signings in the summer but everyone knows English clubs have a lot of money at the moment and if you ask for a player they raise the prices.

“He managed to get the players in the end.”

“He never went to the media to moan about the budget and I think that shows you what a great man he is.”

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