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|Frustrated Arsene Wenger takes blame for Arsenal’s dismal season|
Arsene Wenger led Arsenal to a disappointing fourth place finish in the 2010/11 season, leaving the manager extremely frustrated with the efforts of both he and his players.
Arsenal’s below-par campaign was brought to a disappointing end at the weekend, when they drew 2-2 with Fulham in the league’s final round of fixtures.
Wenger is aware that he has a lot of work ahead of him, and has called for patience from the fans in the meantime.
“A fourth place finish is disappointing because three weeks ago we were in a position to win the league,” Wenger stated in his final manager’s e-mail for the season.
“We are frustrated and disappointed, but we should not go overboard. We just have to rectify things in the areas that we need to improve.
“I think I am responsible for the results and I am very disappointed. The players have had an outstanding attitude.
“We have played 58 games, but in the decisive moments, we never had the whole team together. Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie, for example, have not played many games together.”
Wenger went on to promise the club’s supporters that he will do all he can to bolster the squad over the summer, after the Gunners’ fans were chanting for their manager to ‘spend some money’ in that match against Fulham.
“We will try to do the right thing this summer, and we will try to buy the right players,” he continued.
“The amount of money is not always linked with the quality of the player, but if we find the right players, we will spend the money.
“But we should not go overboard. Even if people say we have to spend money, we have to be realistic.”