Arsenal boss explains how title failure led to feelings of guilt

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the match

Arsenal finished runners-up to Leicester City last term and Arsene Wenger was full of praise for the Foxes.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is presented with a sword before the match

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News HQ (Broadcast at 7:00am Aug 10), Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger outlined his disappointment at failing to bring the Premier League crown back to the Emirates Stadium last season.

Wenger is approaching his 20th anniversary in charge of the club, and the Gunners fan base are still very much divided as to whether he should have been given the opportunity to reach that landmark.

The North London club finished second last term, behind Leicester City and ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, but the Frenchman explained how his side's failure to win the league led to feelings of guilt, when speaking to Sky Sports News HQ.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

"There is regret and a feeling of guilt," he said. "That is not to take anything from Leicester who had an exceptional season. Their numbers show it. There’s guilt because you would not have predicted Leicester to win the league. What they have done is absolutely exceptional."

It has once again been a challenging transfer window for Arsenal fans to endure, wth their failure to land a big-name striker a cause for concern among the fan base.

It seems as though every other top club in the league is identifying key targets and completing deals, while Arsenal and Wenger continue to dither.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the match

With this upcoming Premier League season likely to be the toughest yet, would Gunners fans be happy with another second place finish?

It seems as though the Arsenal board and hierarchy would be and that seems to be the root of all the problems at the club.

If Wenger fails to guide his side to a top-four finish, there will be even more feelings of regret come May.

Will the Arsenal boss be able to salvage this transfer window with a Mesut Ozil-like signing? Gunners fans will not be holding their breathe.

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