Arsenal have one more opportunity to book their place in next season’s Champions League group stage when they take on Chelsea in the Europa League final.
Unai Emery’s side disappointing end to the Premier League season was stark contrast to their Europa League form. Arsenal dumped both Napoli and Valencia out of the competition thanks to a couple of brilliant performances away from home.
Emery’s side have already began training in Baku ahead of Wednesday’s final and the Spaniard will be pleased to have no new injury concerns.
The Blues, however, have been hampered by a spate of late injuries. N’golo Kante picked up a knee injury in training with initial fears the French World Cup-winner could be out for as long as four months, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek is unavailable after rupturing his achilles in a friendly against New England Revolution.
Arsenal have Aaron Ramsey missing due to injury and Henrikh Mkhitaryan not travelling due to concerns over his safety.
Star man Mesut Ozil, who’s future remains uncertain is expected to start. As well as Chelsea’s talisman Eden Hazard who could be playing his last game for the Blues before completing an anticipated move to Real Madrid.
Both Emery and Maurizio Sarri are chasing their first piece of silverware after rollercoasters of a debut season.
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