Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger felt a mixture of relief and joy, after his side won 1-0 at Newcastle to finish fourth in the English Premier League. Laurent Koscielny's second-half goal meant Arsenal qualified for the preliminary stages of the European Champions League, while north London rivals Tottenham had to settle for fifth place and Europa League qualification, despite beating Sunderland 1-0. Wenger praised his staff, and said the players' efforts in the end of season run-in had been exceptional.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas says the club can still attract "big players despite not qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Despite the 1-0 Premier League win against Sunderland, Arsenal's 1-0 victory at Newcastle means Villas-Boas's men finish fifth behind the Gunners.
Villas-Boas believes referees are chasing Gareth Bale, after the player was booked for diving in the Sunderland penalty area.