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Friday, May 20, 2016
Dominique Janssen went close with a last minute free-kick in Arsenal Ladies' 0-0 draw with Birmingham. Pic: Sylvester George

Dominique Janssen hopes Arsenal Ladies’ Wembley triumph will give them the self-belief to challenge Chelsea for the Women’s Super League title.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (centre) celebrates putting his side ahead against Aston Villa

How do you define a good season? Or more importantly a poor season?

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham managers

Archant correspondents Ben Kosky, Ben Pearce and Dave Evans discuss the 2015/16 Premier League season

Arsenal's Kelly Smith celebrates with the SSE Women' FA Cup

Arsenal striker Kelly Smith admits she feared her opportunity to win another Women’s FA Cup had disappeared this time last year.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane

Harry Kane says Tottenham’s end to the season has been “unacceptable” and shows the Lilywhites have much to improve on after they missed out on second place and finished below Arsenal for the 21st year in a row.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger waves to the fans after the 4-0 win against Aston Villa

Arsene Wenger claimed the vast majority of their Premier League rivals would gladly swap places with Arsenal after they snatched the runners-up spot from Tottenham.

Georginio Wijnaldum scored two of Newcastle's five goals

Tottenham suffered an embarrassing end to their best ever Premier League season as they were thumped 5-1 by 10-man Newcastle at St James’ Park and finished below Arsenal for the 21st year in a row.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Tottenham’s transfer policy will remain unchanged, despite their qualification for the Champions League group stage.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino believes he will be a better manager after his two-hour lunch with Sir Alex Ferguson, gushing that “every word, every sentence, was a big lesson”.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says one of his prioritises next season is to improve Tottenham’s mental strength.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says his new job title – manager rather than head coach – will have little bearing on his role at the club.

Casey Stoney of Arsenal Ladies. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Casey Stoney believes her experience of international football at Wembley will benefit the Gunners when they attempt to prise the Women’s FA Cup from Chelsea’s grip.

Arsenal fans protest after the 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium

Nothing beats the moment when you see your club lifting trophies and the joyous celebrations that follow are memories which last a lifetime.

Right-back Kyle Walker-Peters has underlined his promise with an impressive season in Tottenham's Under-21 team

Tottenham blogger Chris Miller runs the rule over Spurs’ academy players and discusses which of the club’s youngsters could be involved in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team squad next campaign.

Maya Vio (centre) scored Tottenham's winning goal in the last minute of extra time. Pic: Rob Wilkins

Maya Vio says it is “a dream come true” for Spurs Ladies to lift their second trophy of the season, having scored the dramatic extra-time winner in Sunday’s FA Women’s Premier League Cup final.

Heung-Min Son (right) opened the scoring against Southampton on Sunday, netting for the second time in two games

Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son admits he has found it harder to adapt to the Premier League than he expected, and he feels a foot injury has undermined his efforts – but he is pleased to have challenged for the title in his first season in England.

Harry Kane (right) battles with Southampton's Jose Fonte during Sunday's home defeat. Pic: PA

Harry Kane admits it would be a bitter blow if Tottenham miss out on second place - and he is determined to give Spurs fans the bragging rights over Arsenal supporters for the first time in 21 years.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (3rd left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal (Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger praised Jack Wilshere after the midfielder played more than an hour in energy-sapping heat against Manchester City to help his team twice fight back to gain a 2-2 draw at The Etihad.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (3rd left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal (Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Arsene Wenger raised fears Danny Welbeck could miss the forthcoming European Championships in France after he injured his cartilage in an innocuous challenge with former Gunner Bacary Sagna during his side’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City at The Etihad this afternoon.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his side's first goal (Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Manchester City and Arsenal fought a pulsating 2-2 draw in the heat at The Etihad this afternoon – in a match punctuated by wonderful attacking and woeful defending.

Steven Davis scored twice as Southampton came from behind to beat Tottenham at White Hart Lane

Steven Davis scored twice as Southampton came from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 in the Lilywhites’ final home game of the season.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits he has been disappointed to see other Premier League managers and players publicly backing Leicester City during the title race, stating he would like to see more professionalism and neutrality in future.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino is proud of Tottenham’s passion and character and is pleased that his side are “not a nice team to play” any more – but he admits his players “crossed the line” against Chelsea and must learn to control themselves better in future.

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