Arsenal FC manager sad and disappointed after Europa League exit
Arsene Wenger will stand down as Arsenal manager without winning a trophy in his final season
May 4th, 2018
Arsenal put up a brave fight at the Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday night, although a 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid meant that the Gunners exited 2-1 on aggregate at the semi-final stage.
It was a spirited performance from the London side who missed several chances against their Spanish opponents, with Arsene Wenger wondering what might have been as his Arsenal reign looks set to end in disappointment.
“I am like the team – very sad and very disappointed,” Wenger said.
“I am even very frustrated, as well, because when you go out of a competition and you had the performances over the 180 minutes that we had, it is very difficult to take. For the club, there is now some time to think about what to do for next season.
“I think there are some good ingredients in our team and they will bounce back. These players have quality and, with the right additions in the summer, the team will compete next year.
“I have no plans at the moment. I have to recover first from a huge disappointment. I’m very, very sad to leave the club with that exit. I will take some time to recover from this. The game can be very cruel; sometimes it is very nice. But the suffering is very strong tonight.”