Aaron Ramsey’s talent and ability has often been questioned, but Welshman showed what he brings to this team with an FA Cup final winner over Chelsea in May.
His main issue has been fitness, a string of injuries have hampered his form as he’s been unable to play regularly enough to build the proper rhythm.
He dovetailed well with Granit Xhaka towards the end of last season, and as the squad prepare for a new season down under, he’s hoping he can have a long spell without injury.
“I haven’t set any goals but with this new formation a long season, hopefully an injury-free season,” he said.
“I know what I am capable of doing. If I can stay fit then hopefully it will take care of itself, but no targets, no.
“I have to perform to the best of my ability to be in this team and that’s what I do – I give my everything every time I’m in the team or going out to train.”
And the Welshman cites the Wembley win, which made John Terry sad, as evidence that the current squad can kick on and win more trophies in the future.
“This squad has come on and we’ve shown what we’re capable of doing in certain games for example, the cup final,” he said.
“We can match the best and it’s about just getting that consistency over the season. Hopefully we can do that and have a bit of silverware to show for it at the end of the season.”