Date: 8th May 2015 at 12:30pm
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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that, if his team can catch Manchester City and finish as the runner up in the Premier League this season, it would mark a “massive progression” from last years’s campaign.

While Chelsea have already put a bow on their Premier League Title winning season, the runner up position is still up for grabs.

The Gunners have failed to finish higher than fourth in recent years and Wilshere recognises that coming in second would be a fine achievement.

Speaking to Arsenal’s official website, Wilshere said:

“Finishing second would set a marker for next season and would be a progression from last year.

“The last few seasons we’ve finished fourth so to finish two places ahead of that would be a massive progression for us and hopefully will give us confidence going into next season.”

The England midfielder returned to action in Monday’s 3-1 win over Hull after a long five months recovering from an ankle injury.

Arsene Wenger liked what he saw from the 23-year-old midfielder and even suggested that Wilshere would likely earn at least a bench spot for the much-anticipated FA Cup Final showdown against Aston Villa later this month.