Aaron Ramsey believes Arsenal can end an 11-year wait for the Premier League title, and feels that would be a fitting reward for the work of long-serving boss Arsene Wenger.
Ramsey, 23, helped the Gunners win the Community Shield on Sunday as reigning league champions Manchester City were beaten 3-0 at Wembley.
It was Arsenal's second piece of silverware in three months following their FA Cup triumph in May, and Ramsey is of the opinion that they are ready to step up and win the Premier League.
"I definitely think we can win the league -- we were top of the table for the most amount of time last season,'' he told Press Association Sport.
"The only thing we need to improve is our away record against the so-called bigger teams: if we had managed to nick the odd point or win in those games it would have been a lot closer last season, and maybe even we would have won it. So that's something we can really focus on to work hard to improve."
Ramsey hailed the continued presence of Wenger, who agreed to extend his 18-year stay in north London shortly after the end of last season.
"It's great news and extremely pleasing for us as players that he [Wenger] signed that new contract -- he's done so much in this game and for the game, and for this club too," Ramsey said.
"We're delighted that he's committed his future to the club again, and we're all looking forward to working with him for the next three years. Winning the league again would put him up there with the best managers ever in this league, no doubt.
"He's been very successful, he's built some great teams, helped some great players, and hopefully now we can go on from last season and be successful again.
"He's as excited as anybody about the new season, with the new players we've got coming in. He realises what this team can do and what he believes we can achieve, so we're all looking forward and excited to be a part of that.
"He's a great man-manager -- he knows how to handle players and what's best for them. The way he believes the game should be played and his philosophy on the game are extremely exciting and give players license.
"He's very approachable and will always let players know how you can improve or what you're doing well. So he's a great manager, and all the players enjoy working with him and playing under him."