Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Manchester United fans that he's

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Manchester United fans that he's"ready for the final

With an instant return to the Championship already assured, Steve Agnew's men offered little in response to Liverpool's onslaught as their dismal campaign concluded with a league-low five wins to their name. "It's the first time I see them smile, enjoy".

Swansea went through three managers this season but the decision to hire Paul Clement has been justified by the south Wales team avoiding the drop.

"A club works when everybody does his job".

"In the middle of the first part of the season I knew we were ready, but you have to do it, there were a lot of games after this", he added.

On Usmanov's bid, Wenger concluded: "That again is not my problem". But Arsenal was doomed by their pitiful play earlier in the spring, including losses to Liverpool, West Brom and Crystal Palace.

On the win over Everton... I am not saying we are already in, qualification is qualification, I am already looking forward to it. It was very hard.

Barkley came on for Tom Davies, presumably to take advantage of Arsenal's reduced numbers, but instead it was the 10 men that doubled their lead as Sanchez's shot fell to Welbeck, who in turn pulled back for Sanchez to pass the ball into the net. They are Champions League bound. We have not to look there as well as an excuse, but I just say it's a fact - it doesn't help. Who do you get in to keep that club the way they are for the next 20 years?

On how Arsenal players have coped with the pressure...

"More than ever we needed to stick together and to be very strong together because it was very hard for us, especially for the players, I must say".

"Psychologically the atmosphere was absolutely horrendous". I'm very proud of the way they have responded and finished the season.

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Wijnaldum was relegated with Newcastle last season, but has proved to be a brilliant and under-rated signing by Klopp.

"It has been hard, yes". Certainly my personal situation has contributed to that.

"I am professional. I do my job until the last day".

"You could not question my love or my loyalty to this club, because I said no to every club in the world to stay here with very restricted finances for years".

The lack of clarity has cast a cloud over Arsenal's season and provided an unwanted sub-plot when matters should have been exclusively focused on the pitch. "We fly tomorrow night to Australia, we have a game, then fly back and the holiday starts for all of us". We lost too many games.

"This is done, we are in the Europa League, there is nothing we can do about it". Even in a worst case scenario, they would be fifth in the group of ten teams in that round, just enough to be seeded.

"I care about this club".

"This club made me get better as a person ... as a player".

"Today is one of the most hard days of my life", he said.

The midfielder has been sorely missed in the more hard times this season but the current line-up looks stronger without him. For a long stretch during the first half, it looked as though today would be another one of those days. "We're top four now and that was a big goal ... hopefully we can compete for some silver next season".

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