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Arteta: The season is not good for us, but we will do everything possible to win the FA Cup 

Arteta: The season is not good for us, but we will do everything possible to win the FA Cup


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he was aware that the Londoners` season was not good enough and did not meet the club`s standards. Last night, the Sofia team suffered a 0-1 defeat away to Aston Villa in the penultimate round of the championship and took tenth place in the standings, unable to climb beyond the eighth position. This means that Arsenal will record its lowest ranking in the Premier League since 1995, when it finished 12th. `It is painful and unpleasant because it is not enough for a club like Arsenal. We need to improve a lot of things, team and individual, because the ranking does not lie, ` commented the Spanish specialist, after Sofia suffered at least ten losses in the lastits three seasons. Arsenal had 20 consecutive appearances in the Champions League under the leadership of Arsene Wenger, but last played in the most prestigious club competitions on the Old Continent in the 2016/2017 season. Londoners now face the danger of not playing in the European Tournaments at all if they do not win the FA Cup final against Chelsea on August 1.

`I have the full support of the (owners) Kronke family, the Board and the sports director. The fans have to trust me 100 percent. We have made a strong plan, which with joint efforts to shoot us to the top again for the most possiblea short period, `Arteta said.

`The leading teams are better than us in many things. We are aware of the challenge, it is really serious and we can`t wait to start working for the future. We showed weaknesses against Villa, although at times we created good things. We missedlast pass. Emotionally and physically this week was very difficult, we did not reach freshness, but still the team showed that it is ready to fight. Now we have a final for the FA Cup, and this is our only chance to participate in Europe`There will be additional tension, but we will do everything possible to win, ` said the Spaniard.

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