Arsenal will look to book their place in next season’s Champions League when they meet Chelsea for the Europa League title on Wednesday night in Baku.

Unai Emery has won the tournament three times and will be looking to make it a fourth with the Gunners as he looks to cap off a solid debut campaign at the helm of the club.

The final has not been without its controversies and Arsenal have had to deal with the blow more than their opponents in a rather huge way.

Although both clubs have had trouble selling their limited tickets to fans and the final could be played out in front of a rather empty crowd, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has not travelled due to political fears.

According to the BBC, the Armenia international has decided to remain in England and has made the tough decision to miss out on the trip.

Whether Emery will pick Petr Cech for the tie remains to be seen as there are obvious links to Chelsea, whilst a report came out before the contest stating that he would be rejoining his former club as sporting director once he retires, per Sky Sports.

According to the club’s official website, Arsenal have also taken a group of youngsters with them on the trip to Azerbaijan.

Bukayo Saka, Xavier Amaechi, Deyan Iliev, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah have all been included, although whether Emery looks to use them remains to be seen as he may favour a more experienced side.


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