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Manager Arsene Wenger: This is when it all went wrong for Arsenal last season


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side finished last season "in a very strong way" and want to bring the same intensity forward to next season.

The Gunners ended their Premier League campaign in fifth position, 18 points behind champions Chelsea.

They also crashed out of the Champions League after two 5-1 defeats at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Yet, the Frenchman is upbeat ahead of the start of the next season.

"As a whole, I think the first part of the season was very positive," he told the club's official website.

"We went 20 games unbeaten, including the Champions League, and we finished top of the group in the Champions League. After that, the turning point was maybe the Everton and Manchester City games where we dropped our level away from home a little bit.

"We were unbeaten away from home for a long, long time.

"The negative side and other turning points were certainly the Bayern Munich games where we had very positive results at half-time but at the end of the game we were very frustrated.

"[It was] under very special circumstances but it deeply affected the confidence of the team. I believe the outside uncertainty over my situation had an impact on the team as well, and after that I think we regrouped.

"We could have been divided but we have shown great resilience and were united to bounce back very strongly. We finished the season in a very convincing way.

"We won 10 of our last 11 games and that is absolutely difficult. We played against all the difficult opponents, so we finished the season in a very strong way with a very strong dynamic. That's why I told you that we want to transfer that into the new season."

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