Arsène Wenger believes there are plenty of positives to take from Arsenal's final-day victory at Norwich City.
Wenger was pleased to give playing time to Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere in the second half and the manager also expressed his delight at seeing Jenkinson score his first goal for the club.
"It's great to see his happiness and I think he shared that well with our fans," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "He deserves it because he's a fantastic boy, dedicated, and there's a lot more to come from Carl. He has already learned a lot but he has fantastic power and I'm pleased that he scored.
We wanted a 17th clean sheet, we wanted an 11th away win and we did it in a professional way
"It's great to see [Diaby] back, he's not played for over a year and I think he worked so hard. He went through many difficult moments but it's great to see him back. Jack has been out for less long but he looked quite sharp when he came on. They need competition and only these kind of games can give that to you.
"What we wanted was to finish well and prepare well for our cup game. We wanted a 17th clean sheet, we wanted an 11th away win and we did it in a professional way. You could see maybe there was not exactly the same urgency but we were professional and serious."
Sunday's victory meant Arsenal finished their league campaign with 79 points - seven behind champions Manchester City. Wenger believes his side will look back on the league season with mixed feelings but praised the consistency they have shown.
"I believe we have made a big step forward and have two regrets," he said. "The injuries we had [came] at the bad moments of the season but overall if you look at the consistency of our performances it was remarkable to get to 79 points.
"We were the longest at the top of the league but we missed that fraction that we want to add for next year, but overall I'm happy with the attitude of the players and the quality of the players."Copyright 2017 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