Video: Arteta admits his side did all they could but unhappy with league finish

Manager Mikel Arteta admits that he can’t be pleased with Arsenal’s finishing position in the Premier League, despite the fact their points tally would have secured fifth place last season.

The Gunners finished in eighth place for the second consecutive campaign, despite picking up an extra five points than in the previous season.

Last year however, they rescued European football via winning the FA Cup, while this season our best effort to win a trophy came in the Europa League, where we were eliminated at the semi-final stage, and will now suffer without any form of European football.

Does the points tally and the crazy extended winless run before Christmas show that there was actually plenty to be positive about despite failing to get into Europe?

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2 Comments

  1. ozziegunner says:

    GoonerP, ask me again, when the transfer window closes.

  2. durand says:

    No one wants to hear this; “would have been fifth last season,” or “we would be in 3rd with the results since December.”

    But it is not last year, and the season starts in August, not since December. The excuses seem endless for Arteta, and there is very little to show he has learned his lessons this year.

    Will he continue to cut and chop the lineup, or will he identify his starting 11 and let them play the majority of games in the PL?

    Will he continue to employ negative tactics and not play to the strengths of his players?

    I look forward to a serious evaluation of all at Arsenal; players, coach, as well as management. In all honesty, there has been massive failure and underperformance from top down; from ownership, to managing directors, to Arteta, to the players.

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