That’s it, the Premier League season is over, it’s final, Arsenal are not in the top four, are not going to play Champions League football next season, for the first time since Arsene Wenger took over in 1996.
It’s very sad, because for 20 years we were in it. It’s very strange because with 75 points we are one point short. And of course you can look everywhere for where we dropped this point
the French manager told reporters after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Everton.
Overall I believe that we played since January in a very difficult environment for different reasons. Some obviously that you have known about, and that is very difficult for a group of players to cope with that. And some other reasons that I will talk about another day
Wenger said, before going a step further, calling the environment at the club, for the players, ‘horrendous’.
The psychological environment for that group of players was absolutely horrendous and I’m very proud of what they have done, the way they responded and finished the season
the Arsenal manager said. Last, regardless of what will happen with him, Wenger said that in his opinion the team do not need many new players, but
keep 90 percent of these players together, and find one or two more players who will strengthen the group. We don’t need a lot, we don’t need many. But we need, maybe, top quality
the Frenchman said.