Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard was out on the pitch, to a big cheer, with microphone in hand to reflect on the season:
“First of all we are all a little disappointed after leading for so long and being so close to winning the league.
“At the same time I think we have to look at all the good things we have done and the progress we have made, if we look back one year and see how far we have come.
“I am really proud of the team. We will look back at the good moments and we are ready to keep pushing.
“I’m so proud, it is such a big honour to represent this club and as captain as well, I feel so connected to this club, the supporters and everyone. I love it.”
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was also out on the pitch to thank the Arsenal fans:
“Together we have reconnected the soul of this football club and the soul of this football club is you guys.
“We know what is our destination to bring success, joy and trophies to this club but in the meantime please enjoy the journey.
“Thank you for your trust, patience and the unconditional love you are showing to the team, staff and the club.”