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5 things Mikel Arteta got disastrously wrong this season as Arsenal bottle top four

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Arsenal have secured European football - but it's not the competition that Gunners fans had been dreaming of after moving four points clear of Tottenham with only three fixtures remaining.Mikel Arteta's side had been in pole position to claim the fourth and final Champions League spot, but a collapse during the business end of the season has seen them settle for the Europa League.

Arsenal finished on 69 points, and will not look back with much fondness.Daily Star Sport has looked at five things the Spaniard got disastrously wrong as the Gunners have to settle for another season outside of Europe's premier competition.Arteta went into the season with three recognised attackers: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, and Eddie Nketiah.Aubameyang was shown the door when Barcelona came calling in January, having already been exiled from the first team, while Lacazette had been under performing for the Gunners - leaving Arteta relying on the inexperienced Nketiah, whose contract is up in the summer.For the second half of the season, Arteta was left without a reliable goal-getter, and he could lose his two recognised strikers this summer. Is Arteta the man to lead Arsenal back to the Champions League?

Let us know in the comments section Alan Hansen's famous quote has been routinely mocked down the years, but it sums ups Arsenal's season perfectly.Arsenal routinely fielded the youngest average aged starting side of the game week.

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