Arsène Wenger admits that this season’s Premier League campaign has left him with mixed feelings.
The Gunners secured fourth spot this weekend after Everton lost to Manchester City at Goodison Park.
But having spent so long leading the pack, Wenger is conflicted when he assesses how the domestic campaign has gone.
If you look across Europe not many others did it. That's as well a sign of consistency, commitment and quality of workArsène Wenger
“There are mixed feelings because we were 128 days top of the league and mixed feelings because you feel at the most important period of the season in March and April we didn't have our players available,” he told Arsenal Player.
“But as well [I feel] pride because we are the only team now in the last 18 seasons who has finished in the top four. Nobody else did it.
“If you look across Europe not many others did it. That's as well a sign of consistency, commitment and quality of work.”
Wenger’s side signed off from Emirates Stadium with a 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, and the manager was satisfied with their display.
“The pressure was a bit off and you could see we were a bit subdued but overall we did the job in a serious way,” he said.
“We wanted to finish with a win at home, we did it, we kept a clean sheet, we scored only one goal and there was room for more. But West Brom played well and we did the job in a serious manner.”Copyright 2014 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 5 May 2014