Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta regrettably voiced out his displeasure concerning Arsenal’s absence from European football for the first time in 25 seasons.
The Gunners gaffer when interviewed said “It hurts a lot. In the last few days, it’s hurt to put the TV on and see those teams and not seeing Arsenal there. It was painful.”
Arsenal’s unusual absence from European top-flight football for the first time in years is a big worry for the gaffer and their fans watching other clubs without their beloved club participating in any of the European competitions is more than excruciating.
The London side whose last season campaign was below standard or average at best had their chances taken by another club. having failed to qualify for the Champions League, Europa League, or newly created Europa Conference League, Arsenal would be missing out on the big stage for the first time in 25 years.
Arteta, when interviewed, said, “the club will use the pain of Arsenal’s inability to get a European ticket and his team’s lack of involvement in any of the European glamorous competitions as a stepping stone and motivation to qualify for next year’s European big stages.
Arsenal (as many football lovers can attest to)was a common face in Europe over the last couple of years. They had a consistent run in Europe for a quarter of a century mostly under their longest-serving manager, Arsene Wenger.
After Wenger’s departure, the North London side are not the same since and have been on a downward spiral. They’ve not been able to get her mojo back since then.
The Arteta-led Arsenal finished 8th last season in the Premier League behind Tottenham hotspur with a single point. If they had finished in 6th position, they would have been the one debuting for the newly created UEFA conference league instead of spurs.
This is the first time arsenal are missing out in Europe since 1995.