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I am sure there are plenty of TV pundits and people in the media..

Who will be keen to point out the negatives for Arsenal at the end of another season, especially if we fluff our lines again and fail to win the FA Cup.

Arsenal's 2013-14 season according to Arsene WengerBut Arsene Wenger is understandably keen to dwell on the positive aspects of the season for the Gunners. Wenger told Arsenal Player his thoughts on the season, as well as his regrets, and he is definitely looking on the bright side.

“We were the longest at the top of the league but we missed that fraction that we want to add for next year, but overall I’m happy with the attitude of the players and the quality of the players.”

Despite admitting that his team came up a bit short at times, he feels that injuries really cost us and that he has a quality core of players that is getting close to the title.

“I believe we have made a big step forward and have two regrets. The injuries we had [came] at the bad moments of the season but overall if you look at the consistency of our performances it was remarkable to get to 79 points.”

The Frenchman was also happy with the final day performance at Norwich.

“What we wanted was to finish well and prepare well for our cup game. We wanted a 17th clean sheet, we wanted an 11th away and we did it in a professional way. You could see maybe there was not exactly the same urgency but we were professional and serious.”

He highlighted the positive aspects of getting Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby back on to the pitch, as well as the great professionalism showed by all the players in a game that meant very little.

“It’s great to see him [Diaby] back, he’s not played for over a year and I think he worked so hard. He went through many difficult moments but it’s great to see him back. Jack has been out for less long but he looked quite sharp when he came on. They need competition and only these kind of games can give that to you.”

And he reserved high praise for the debut goalscorer Carl Jenkinson and suggested that the young right back has a great future ahead of him at the club.

Wenger said, “It’s great to see his happiness and I think he shared that well with our fans. He deserves it because he’s a fantastic boy, dedicated, and there’s a lot more to come from Carl. He has already learned a lot but he has fantastic power and I’m pleased that he scored”.

So Gooners, what do you think Arsenal need to take next step?

Post written by Jamie Brundle
Twitter: @jamie14brundle

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