Arsenal have not had a great season in terms of trophies and league position, having finished fifth in the Premier League. They do have a Europa League final to look forward to, but on the whole not a lot of progress has been made. However, there have been quite a few positives as well.
Here are three positive things from Arsenal's disappointing season.
3. Big game results
Over the last few seasons, Arsenal have more or less lost their games against the rest of the big six teams, apart from an odd win here and there, but this season has been a lot better, especially if the first two games are removed from the equation.
Wins over Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea brought them close to the top four, and that will certainly be something they can build on in the new campaign.
Another problem Arsenal have had in the last few seasons have been the decisiveness in the transfer market. The Gunners have dilly-dallied looking for a bargain and have had to do with below par players. But this season, Sven Mislintat was in charge during the summer transfer window, and brought in such good signings such as Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Sokratis, who have all done more then decently throughout the campaign.
With Mislintat having already departed, it remains to be seen how they deal with the upcoming summer transfer window.
1. European final
Arsenal are in a European final for the first time in more than a decade, with the last time they were able to do that was in the 2005 Champions League when they lost to Barcelona in Paris. They had a chance last season but failed in the semifinals. But this time, with the Europa League specialist Unai Emery managing them, Arsenal have a real chance of adding another European trophy to their collection.