Premier League Guardiola warns City 'decades behind' Europe's football elite

I am pleased for the squad, they all deserve it.

Following the match Wenger did not want to focus on his personal situation, but said the tension coming from fans who want him out was not helping the players. Arsenal has not said if it wants to keep Wenger. The Blues delivered a record 30 top-flight victories in a 38-game season - and look well set for another win at Wembley next weekend as they target the Double.

Finishing fifth means Arsenal will play in the Europa League for the first time next season and missing out on Europe's premier tournament may not sit well with their star players.

The marking was non-existent as Sanchez made it 2-0 from Welbeck's pass with his 24th league goal of the season in the 27th minute.

Liverpool finish fourth and will enter the Champions League play-off round next season as they look to make the group stages.

Liverpool guaranteed Champions League football at Anfield yesterday in their 3-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had a sometimes bitter rivalry with Wenger during his Old Trafford reign, winning 13 Premier League titles with the Red Devils.

Arsene Wenger admits doubts surrounding his future have contributed to an "absolutely horrendous" environment at Arsenal after they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

"I believe since January we have played in a very hard environment for different reasons", he added.

Thumping first Leicester 6-1 in midweek and then sticking seven past relegated Hull showed just what this young, exciting Spurs side are capable of - with only an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Chelsea and the loss away to West Ham the only defeats since mid-February.

He added: "We do our job and you are professional and part of the job is being professional when the environment is not positive". "Thank you will never be enough but I will be coming back here one day and I love you all from the bottom of my heart", he said, his voice cracking. "I've turned down every club in the world to stay here".

"It's very sad because for 20 years we were in it", Wenger said.

John Terry collected the Premier League trophy for the fifth time in the final act of his 22-year association with Chelsea.

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth has done more than just secure a third successive season in the Premier League but finished ninth - the team's highest placing since being founded in the 19th century.

  • Julie Sanders