Arsene Wenger has revealed that he needs another player to score 10-15 goals in a season for his team to actually challenge for the title next season.
The Gunners have scored 62 goals in the league thus far and Wenger insists that they can smell more goals coming their way in the seven matches left in the season. However, the Frenchman is disheartened by Aaron Ramsey's failure to keep his goalscoring form running this season.
The Welshman took the Premier League by storm in the preceding year but has failed to replicate it thus far, mostly owing to a series of injuries, which hindered his recovery.
Ramsey assisted two goals in Arsenal's 4-1 win over Liverpool at the Emirates and is showing signs of recovering his best form with the Gunners nearing the business end of the season.
However, Wenger's words may give some insight into Arsenal's plan in the upcoming summer transfer window, where they have been linked heavily with Morgan Schneiderlin and Paolo Dybala.
With Coquelin making the defensive midfield role his own, Wenger can choose to move for another attack minded midfielder or winger to complement their core team, which will also see the induction of Jack Wilshere, who is back into full training.
"I expected Aaron Ramsey to be in there as well with 10 or 15. We need another player who gets 10 or 15 goals but we have a good mentality and good cohesion in the team. There is something happening. You can see that," Wenger said.
"Giroud has surprised a lot of people. It shows we missed him when he was out for four months. Laurent Koscielny was out for four months too. Mesut Özil the same. They were all out together. You can see the difference," he added.
The Gunners are currently second in the table, one point ahead of Manchester United and two ahead of City, who have a game in hand. They are on a seven-match winning streak and face Burnley, Reading and Chelsea in their next three games, a run which can shape the end of their season.