Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger congratulated Chelsea on their Premier League title success, before praising his own side's efforts throughout the campaign.
The Gunners rounded off their campaign with a 4-0 victory over Fulham at the Emirates Stadium to ensure a third-placed finish, before Wenger spoke of his pride in his injury-hit squad.
He commented:"Congratulations to Chelsea and to Carlo Ancelotti and his players. He behaved very well the whole season.
"For us it was important to finish well and we did it.
"We have gone beyond expectation if you look at July, but of course we are still frustrated, because one month ago we were in touch with the championship, but did not win it.
"Overall we had a season with a good attitude and strong character, the team has improved a lot on that front, but overall we conceded too many goals to win the championship.
"We did not have the players available in the last six weeks to fight for the championship.
"When you go into the final sprint, you need your squad available. We had too many injuries.
"It is a shame because we have gone out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League to the holders and have been beaten by Chelsea and Manchester United, who have strong squads.
"Is a lot of strengthening a number or quality? We want to improve in quality, not necessarily a big number of players are needed."