Ahead of Arsenal’s season finale against Aston Villa, Wenger expressed his frustration at all of the hard work he puts in every year only to constantly finish in the top-four without winning the title, and that merely being a top team without winning the Premier League was not good enough anymore.
‘You do not do as much work as I do to be happy with a top-four finish,’ he said, per the Metro.
‘There was a period when the minimum required was a top-four finish to pay the debt back when we did not have the potential but now we are in the position where we want to fight for the championship.
‘I am, like everybody, frustrated.’
Wenger complained that the lack of major titles to fall back on has also hurt the morale of players and fans.
‘It is worse than ever, because I don’t have 20 championships in front of me to win it. It hurts me, it hurts the players and it hurts the fans.’
He concluded by saying that the Gunners need to increase the number of goals they score and that the team has a strong-enough core to get the job done in the future.
‘We have to add what we missed this season. And I have said many times we did not score enough goals to win the championship.
‘The core of the team is strong but we have to be better next season.’
Arsenal have finished 3rd or 4th in each of the last 10 seasons, but can finish 2nd with a win over Aston Villa and a Tottenham Hotspur loss to Newcastle United.