Wenger seeks improved effort

17 May 2009 12:28
Arsene Wenger offered his congratulations to Manchester United but warned the Premier League champions Arsenal will offer a much sterner test next term. The Gunners were never really in the hunt this time around after a series of early-season disappointments, including a home defeat by Hull and an away loss at Stoke, and Saturday's goalless draw at Old Trafford was enough to ensure United completed a hat-trick of Premier League title triumphs. Wenger said: "Deep down I wish it was us not Manchester United. But that is sport. They were the better team this year, so congratulations to them. "We have to make sure that it is on our side next year. Things can change quickly but what we have seen shows we have the quality to be up there. We have to keep believing in these players and work hard." With they exception of last week's home hammering by Chelsea, when Arsenal were still suffering their Champions League hangover after a semi-final exit to Sir Alex Ferguson's men, the Londoners have remained unbeaten since that loss at the Britannia Stadium. Wenger added: "They have learned a lot this year and we were not that far off."

Source: Eurosport