Published: Tue, May 23, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure

Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure

With Arsenal winning against Everton on Sunday, the Reds were set to miss out on one of the slots until Georginio Wijnaldum blasted in the opener in first-half stoppage time, with second-half goals from Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana then easing the tension for an Anfield crowd that included the club's owner John W Henry.

Wenger has not said if he wants to stay.

Sanchez also saw a free-kick parried by Robles, but as half-time neared, Everton's numerical advantage began to tell as Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech increasingly found himself in the firing line. But I am professional and, as long as I am somewhere, I do my job until the last day.

"It's not my personal situation, it's just how well the club responds next season".

Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a reckless tackle on Enner Valencia - a rush of blood that will rule him out of the FA Cup final against Chelsea - but Everton were not in the mood to try and capitalise. 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.

"We learned a lot in this year about ourselves and we can use it", Klopp said.

It is the failure to win the league since 2004 that causes the most angst around the Emirates Stadium. It emerged on Friday night that Kroenke had turned down a £1bn takeover bid from Alisher Usmanov, who holds a 30% stake in the club and has suggested he would like to shake things up.

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Sunday was Terry's last game in a Chelsea shirt and the captain started the match, as he had done against Watford on Monday. News of the premeditated move could have alerted gamblers to a situation they might have looked for ways to exploit.

If United win the Europa League they will claim a place in the Champions League, giving Mourinho the last laugh while his old rival Wenger faces a troubled future.

"Finishing the season with seven goals in two games is flawless, hopefully I can continue it at the start of next season", he said. It's the technical department that is responsible for that. "I don't see what he has to do with that".

"It's very odd because for 75 points we are one point short and of course you can look everywhere where we did drop points". "Some you know about - and it is very hard for the group of players to cope with that - and [there are] some other reasons we will talk about another day".

"Some you know about, and that's very hard for a group of players to cope with that". Overall I believe that we played since January in a very hard environment for different reasons. But the psychological environment for the group of players was absolutely horrendous.

Arsenal prevailed courtesy of goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey, with Romelu Lukaku replying from the penalty spot for Everton to take his tally for the campaign to 25 goals.

The big guns blew away the rest on the final day of the Premier League season - City thrashing Watford 5-0 and Liverpool beating relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 - to leave the top six places exactly as they had been at the start of play. "I was out there to show respect, but I wanted the players to just have a quiet lap of honor that they deserve".

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