Wenger proud of Arsenal

Though they spent much of the season being written off, Arsenal finished ahead of Tottenham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool.

“I’m very proud of this season,” Wenger said. “We were tested not just on the pitch but off, for our unity and solidity in the club. We didn’t show weakness and we stayed united. It’s a good lesson for everyone.

“If you look at the season as a whole we only lost two in the last 16 games, we had a fantastic run and finished with a respectable 70 points and qualified for the 15th year in a row for the Champions League and we are proud of that. Only three clubs in the whole of Europe have done that. It shows it’s not as easy as it looks.”