Arsenal lost its fourth place on the EPL table to Liverpool thanks to a heart-breaking one point difference, but Arsene Wenger says he’s looking on the bright side of life.
Liverpool finished fourth with 76 points while the Gunners settled for 75 points in all 38 games played.
Wenger, 67, expressed regrets that his team failed to qualify for the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League competitions even with their “annoying” 3-1 win against Everton.
Football history confirms this as the first time he finished one point outside the last four since taking over as Liverpool manager in 1996.
In his post-match interview, the Frenchman said: “It is annoying but we had a spell during the season that was difficult and it was difficult for me in my personal situation.
“We were playing in a hostile environment. The players came back stronger in the last two months and I’m very proud of them for doing that.”
The club manager showed his commitment to serve despite calls from aggrieved fans that he should be relieved of his duties.
Arsenal’s games were widely criticized throughout the season with “Wenger Out” banners always on display. However, the coach remains dedicated to his employers’ vision.
“I was focused on my job,” the Strasbourg-born tactician continued.
“I am professional. I love this club enough to do my best every single day,” he added.
“One thing you cannot question is my love for this club. I’ve turned down every club in the world to stay here.”