Arsène Wenger says English clubs must analyse their shortcomings in European competitions this season.
For the first time since 1996, no English clubs have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with Chelsea the Premier League’s sole representatives in Europe after reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Wenger says English clubs must improve quickly to ensure that the country's UEFA coefficient is not affected in the future.
“It's better that the English clubs stay in the competitions and that's one of the things we have to analyse,” he said. “I thought about that this morning, that all the English clubs have basically gone out of the European competitions.
“Chelsea have been in the Champions League and have been put into the Europa League, so I don't consider them to be in the Europa League from the start. But all the other English clubs have gone out and that is the fact that we have to analyse.
“We cannot continue and say we are the best in the world, while all our clubs go out in Europe.
“It can have an effect [on the coefficient], yes, not for next year but if we have a second year like that we will pay for it, of course.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 12 Apr 2013