Europa League win would cap ‘dream’ Chelsea season, says Emerson

"More pressure of course for Arsenal because that season they play for a Champions League spot for next season, they play for many millions, they play for their pride, for their success of their season".

Third place in the Premier League is a solid feat, but finishing 25 points off second place is less impressive. "I know I can play much better".

It means Sarri will be without four important players if Kante does miss out as Chelsea look to end a frustrating campaign with some silverware with victory over Arsenal in midweek.

Veteran Petr Cech is set to hang up his gloves after Wednesday's Europa League final so the Gunners are looking at Donnarumma as a long term successor.

Arsenal bosses are also sensitive to the nature of the political issues between Mkhitaryan's home nation of Armenia and the host nation of Azerbaijan and are keen to avoid any displays that will provoke hostility.

"I'm not very happy because we need to leave one player behind and he can't play in the final". I am not sure there were that many occasions when the players came off the field thinking how did we win that, well, maybe against ten-man Watford.

The Gunners will travel to Baku to take on London rivals Chelsea in the final, it will be Emery's fourth appearance in the final of the competition, having won it previously three times with La Liga club Sevilla.

The 38-year-old has fond memories of his 87th-minute victor, which earned a 3-2 aggregate success against Arsene Wenger's side. I remember (manager, Claudio) Ranieri crying on the side of the pitch.

One more chapter of a fabulous career could still be written in Baku before Cech hangs up his gloves.

"The coach prefers that we make mistakes but still play our game instead of just playing anything so he can not identify us with the game we were supposed to be playing".

Although Chelsea have ensured Champions League qualification and have a chance to win the coveted Europa League, a vast majority of the fans are not certainly happy with their head coach Maurizio Sarri. I don't think so.

"I'm really privileged to have worked under Arsene and him saying that is really flattering", Vieira told Press Association Sport.

  • Julie Sanders