Date:Wednesday April 23 2014
Arsenal left back, Nacho Monreal claims a top four finish and an FA Cup win would represent a good season for the Gunners.
His comments are likely to inflame some sections of the Arsenal support, however before the season kicked off I would wager, almost to a man, we would all have agreed with him, but with Arsenal`s early season form seeing us top the table for a good long while, the March-collapse left many Gooners feeling a little deflated.
The Spanish left-back claimed that despite harbouring desires on winning the title, should we get top four and beat Hull in the final it will show an improvement at the club.
'The team started the season playing with great confidence and everyone performed at a great level. The fact that we topped the table for a while proved that we were doing a great job." Monreal told Arsenal.com
'I understand that the fans can be discouraged due to the fact that we had chances to win the title at some point this season, but finishing in the top four is a great objective and if we can add up some silverware by winning the FA Cup this season`s outcome will be positive."
Monreal also pointed out some reasons for our league title demise 'Unfortunately some factors such as injuries or not having been in the best possible form undermined us. The rest of the teams improved as the season went by and soon started to collect many points. It is true that we had a hard time. We didn`t play well against the best teams and we conceded many goals.'
'People shouldn`t forget that a Premier League top-four finish is really complicated since many teams in the league have a great level, clinching a Champions League spot for 17 years in a row is not easy at all."
Date:Wednesday April 23 2014
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