Emery is at pains to point out that his first season was a more than acceptable start to the post-Arsene Wenger era.
"We got back the spirit and there were good performances," he is quoted by the Daily Mail.
"We played the Europa League final and that is difficult, the previous year Arsenal had been knocked out in semi-finals."
He's proud of the 'we've got our Arsenal back' chants he heard at the Emirates.
"In the league we could have been third," he added, blaming four points lost at home in the run-in for the eventual fifth-place finish.