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Arsenal: Mikel Arteta highlights pain after missing out on the UCL

Arsenal: Mikel Arteta highlights pain after missing out on the UCL

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed he was in pain watching the team miss out on Champions League football. The Gunners needed six points from their last three games to guarantee a place in Europe’s biggest club competition. Arsenal lost to Tottenham before losing to Newcastle in their penultimate game of the season. Their 5-1 win against Everton on the last day of the season was in vain as Spurs beat Norwich 5-0.

“We did what we had to do, we knew that it wasn’t in our hands, we knew we needed a miracle and it didn’t occur, that’s it,” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said. “The league table at the end of the season doesn’t lie. It’s true that last year with 67 points Chelsea got into the Champions League and we have 69 and we are out of it but that’s the level and the demands this league has now. I cannot assess the season today, I’m sorry, I’m still in a lot of pain after what happened on Monday. I cannot give a fair assessment of what we’ve done. What I can guarantee is that we’ve tried to squeeze the lemon as much as we can for every single drop and we reached the point we reached.”

“I know, I think we all know – and you can see the reaction of the fans towards the team – that you can see what we have on the pitch and what this club had on the pitch ten years ago or twenty years ago. We know where we have to go,” he added. “I’m extremely disappointed today because we degenerated expectations that I wanted for this football club because it’s what it deserves and we came up short. The feeling of guilt and not reaching that level is painful.”

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