Unai Emery believes Arsenal's future can still be bright despite their 4-1 loss to Chelsea in the Europa League final.
The defeat means Arsenal will miss the Champions League for a third consecutive season after also missing out on a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Speaking after the final, Emery told Sky Sports: "We have the possibility for a lot of players to improve. We have young players getting the first experience of a final and I am positive for our future with young players getting better in our way.
"I am very proud of our work, not very proud to not achieve our target, but proud of our work because I think the players did all they could to achieve our target and we are closer to other teams. The next year we can continue with the same team with some players coming to help us get better."