Unai Emery rates his first season at Arsenal
Unai Emery has his say on his first season at Arsenal this term after they finished fifth in the Premier League
Unai Emery has admitted that Arsenal have plenty of work to do after they missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Gunners claimed a 3-1 win at Burnley in the top flight on Sunday afternoon in their final game of the Premier League season.
The north London side ended up in fifth place in the table and a point behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur after a poor run of results towards the end of the campaign.
Arsenal still have the chance to end the season on a positive note when they take on Chelsea FC in Baku in the Europa League final on 29 May.
With their top-four hopes over, winning the Europa League represents Arsenal’s final chance of securing a place in next season’s Champions League.
And speaking at his post-match news conference after Sunday’s 3-1 win at Burnley, Emery said: “It gives us 70 points – not enough for the top four but we are progressing and we work on being consistent.
“We can’t be 100 per cent happy but today and all the season, the players worked well to do our process of improving and to be closer to the top four.
“We finished a very big distance behind Liverpool and City, but closer to Chelsea and Tottenham. Our idea is to continue with our process. Individually, we can take some objectives.”
Arsenal will now turn their attentions towards their crunch clash against Chelsea FC in the Europa League final in just over two weeks’ time.
The north London side ended up finishing one position higher in the Premier League table than they did last season, when they came sixth under Arsene Wenger.