Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he gets things right 95% of the time but now has to ensure that the left over five is complete so the club can return to the winners list. The Frenchman understands the disappointment and frustration felt by the Gunners fans after six seasons of no silverware but says he can see the rewards ahead if he can just tinker with a few things during the off-season.
"The criticism has been sharper this year because of the impatience of people," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.
"People are used to us being in the Champions League so we have to give them more, but we're not capable of doing that.
"People love what we do but they want us to be rewarded so that they can be convinced we do things the right way - they want proof that we do things the right way.
"For our fans, the frustration was that we were so close to convincing everybody of how football can be great, but in the end not being able to deliver.
"I would call it disappointed love. It was cruel and sometimes you get excessive responses to that. I share that and understand it. But that doesn't mean we have to change our philosophy or the way the club is run.
"We get it 95 per cent right, but we must gain that five per cent because it's so frustrating to flirt with success like we have done.
"The fans are unhappy that we didn't win the Premier League, but we are close. In 2003 we were also the best away team, but didn't win. We kept going and in 2004 we were very strong."