Emirates boss backs his squad.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits last season was his toughest in his career but is confident it is his squad’s “destiny” to win the Premier League.
The Gunners were on course for an unprecedented quadruple in February, but defeat in the Carling Cup final knocked them off their stride.
In the following weeks they lost to Manchester United in the FA Cup, Barcelona in the Champions League and dropped vital league points, that saw them finish fourth.
Emirates supporters will now have to wait seven years to see their team lift a trophy, but no one is hurting more about that than Wenger.
But the Frenchman is backing his squad to bounce back stronger and, come May, lift the league title.
“The last part was the toughest season in my career,” he said ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against Hangzhou Greentown on the club’s pre-season tour of Asia.
“Emotionally, it was very difficult because we were on a low and then you could see the last three or four weeks were very difficult.
“I believe that the real destiny of this team is now there.
“They know as well as I know that we were very, very close last season.
“You say, ‘Okay, we missed our chance’, or you say, in our position, ‘Let’s show everybody that we can do it and come back stronger’ – which is what I think we can do because we are a young team and we can only be better.
“It demands the strength of character that the champions have. That’s what we want to show.”