Wretched six weeks put paid to Arsenal's trophy hopes

Only a wretched six week period in the final third of the season denied the Gunners a fourth Premier League title under the Frenchman – and a possible second Champions League final in three seasons. That s the verdict of the Ham&High s Arsenal expert Jem

Only a wretched six week period in the final third of the season denied the Gunners a fourth Premier League title under the Frenchman - and a possible second Champions League final in three seasons.

That's the verdict of the Ham&High's Arsenal expert Jem Maidment on a season that promised so much, but delivered so little.

Arsene Wenger's assertion in his final press conference of the season on Wearside, that his side had "lost a 100metres race by a fraction of a second" may have been papering over some cracks, but there is no doubt Arsenal are a club on the rise, he says.

Read his detailed analysis of the season, and where Arsenal go from here, in this week's Ham&High.