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Thierry Henry: Arsenal not good enough, no Champions League football is a disappointment


Club legend Thierry Henry says Arsenal's season should be archived as a disappointment after the Gunners failed to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool will represent England next season with Manchester United joining them if they win the Europa League.

Arsenal, on the other hand, will have to settle for the Europa League after not qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

"The competition is definitely getting better but is it a disappointment? Yes it is if we're talking about this season," Henry wrote on his Sky Sports page.

"If you bring in the fact that Arsenal qualified for the Champions League for 20 years in a row then it is the only time they haven't while Arsene Wenger has been at the club.

"But in terms of what they wanted to do at the beginning of the season, then it is a disappointment because everyone wants to play in the Champions League, especially big players and fans want to see their clubs there.

"I don't think it is going to go down as a good season in the league, although they have the chance to win the FA Cup next weekend.

"I was listening to what Wenger was saying and I agree that they lost a lot of games but they also won a lot of games in the dying minutes or with lucky decisions at times. Yes they got more points than what they used to have sometimes when finishing in the top four, but the bottom line is they didn't qualify for the Champions League.

"It doesn't mean next season is going to be bad or go the wrong way, but at the end of the day, you need to judge a team at the end of the season and at this moment in time, it is not good enough in terms of where they wanted to be."

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