‘We cannot buy players for £50m’ – Arsene Wenger admits fourth place finish is disappointing but urges Arsenal fans not to overreact

Gunners boss 'frustrated and disappointed' but tells the club's unhappy supporters not to go 'overboard'
Arsene Wenger has spoken of his frustration and disappointment with Arsenal's fourth place finish this season, but urged that supporters of the club, already extremely unhappy at the club following a 6 per cent rise in season ticket prices, not to overreact.

"A fourth place finish is disappointing because three weeks ago we were in a position to win the league," Wenger said in his final manager's e-mail for the 2010-11 season.

"We are frustrated and disappointed but we should not go overboard. We just have to rectify things in the areas that we need to improve."

The Gunners boss has also taken full responsibility for the club's end of season demise, refusing to blame the players for what is now becoming an almost customary late-in-the-campaign-collapse.

"I think I am responsible for the results and I am very disappointed. The players have had an outstanding attitude" added Wenger.

"We have played 58 games but in the decisive moments, we have never had the whole team together. Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie, for example, have not played many games."

Arsenal supporters are known to be frustrated with both the club's board and at Wenger, chanting for the Gunners boss to 'spend some money' following their 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage against Fulham yesterday, and the Frenchman insists that they will target squad additions this summer.

"We will try to do the right thing this summer and we will try to buy the right players" continued the Gunners boss.

"The amount of money is not always linked with the quality of the player but if we find the right players we will spend the money.

"But we should not go overboard. Even if people say we have to spend money, we have to be realistic.

"We cannot buy players for £50 million and, even if we try to strengthen our team and spend money if needed, that is a fact."

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