Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Arsenal reduce Europa League ticket prices after Champions League failure

Kicking off the season in style, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool left Arsenal with what would become a familiar sinking feeling.

"It has been a disappointing season for all of us but their attitude has been very very good", said Agnew, who is not expected to be given the job full-time.

Wenger had finished in the top four every year since being hired partly through the 1996-97 season, although in his debut campaign third place was only enough for a place in the now-defunct UEFA Cup.

"Everyone has taken that on board throughout the season and everybody has been working really hard and we got our rewards at the end of the season with a top four finish".

For instance, in England, the Europa League places go to the domestic Cup victor and the fifth-placed team in the Premier League; previous year, Manchester United was both of those things, so the second Europa League spot went to sixth-placed Southampton.

Europa League group-stage matches will also be reduced by approximately 57 per cent compared to Champions League fixtures, based on the general admission match-by-match prices.

Heading into next season Klopp's side will be looking to progress further, but if that's to be the case they'll need to do well in this summer's transfer window.

Liverpool ensured their return to the Champions League by beating relegated Middlesbrough, although they will have to play in a qualifying round after finishing fourth in the Premier League, two points behind Manchester City.

"As a club, with the way the season's panned out, it's not a (league) position we want to be in at all", Welbeck told the club's official website.

"The Champions League is the best tournament in Europe", said Klopp, who guided Borussia Dortmund to the 2013 final where they lost to domestic rivals Bayern Munich. He has great passion and he's played the game before.

"It's hard but it's now something that's behind me and you can't change it". They managed to get points and we had a few results which didn't go our way.

Portsmouth' Paul Cook and Sheffield United's Chris Wilder clinched League Two and One respectively for 2016-17.

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