Villa were well beaten and weren’t able to build on the positive achievement of staying in the Premier League, but the manager isn’t showing any intention to feel sorry for himself or the side ahead of the next campaign.
“We are sorry we couldn't give the fans a better performance. We gave them nothing to cheer about,” he said.
“I can promise them it will get better. It's onwards and upwards as far as I am concerned. We want to bring the fans back to Wembley a few more times.”
There have been plenty of positive points since Sherwood became Aston Villa’s manager and it’s important the club focuses on those more than the heartbreak of losing to Arsenal.
Sherwood has got the side playing a good brand of football and he’s helped to revitalise the performances of some very good players in the squad.
It’s now important that he’s backed to improve the squad over the summer, which will put the club in a position where that aim to get back to Wembley becomes more realistic.
Sides also seem to be working out the way Aston Villa are going about games and Sherwood needs to find a way to reinvent the side to keep them effective.
The gaffer will look to keep things simple and he’ll certainly work hard to stop heads from dropping before summer breaks and pre-season.