Wenger: We failed in some areas, we will be active this summer
Written by Jeffrey on May 24, 2011 4:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was not a happy man after the Gunners could only manage a draw, on Sunday, against 10-men Fulham away from home.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online after the game, the Frenchman confessed it is disappointing to end fourth, a position they lost last week with his team fighting for first place only three weeks ago.
Asked about his plans for the summer, the Arsenal boss admitted the Gunners failed in some areas and decisions will be taken to solve these problems as he added that however the basis is strong and it is important to improve it.
Wenger concluded by admitting that the Fulham game was not the right one in which to experiment with the position of striker Robin van Persie as he was again full of praise for the travelling fans, by him described as outstanding.
After the 2-2 draw, the manager said:
Deserved or not [to end fourth] the points count, it’s disappointing because we were in a much stronger position three weeks ago, we had problems to get over the line in the end but it’s not today that we lost our positions, the weeks before.
Yes, [it was important to finish with a win]. Overall I feel that it’s not today that we lost our third spot, last week [that] is still difficult to digest but we have to take it on the chin and come back stronger next year.
We have failed in some areas, we want to rectify that but I believe that the team has given a lot this year, there’s a strong basis and we want to improve that.
We will be active and busy certainly [during the summer] and we will try to make the right decisions.
[Robin van Persie] can play second striker, behind the striker, can play up front, just wanted to try a little bit different in a classic 4-4-2 but of course it was not the right moment today.
[Fans] need to trust us because the Club is in a strong position, we have a strong basis and overall I believe that they have been outstanding, especially the away supporters.