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Europa League final: Chelsea to play Arsenal in Baku

Europa League final: Chelsea to play Arsenal in Baku

The striker scored 105 goals for Arsenal in all competitions and has found the net 10 times in this season's Europa League for Chelsea, making him the competition's joint top scorer.

The results come after Liverpool and Tottenham this week booked their spot in the final of the top tier Champions League.

With Arsenal leading Valencia 3-1 from the first leg, Cech's farewell game could be a European final with Chelsea - where he won ten major trophies - on May 29. It is the second time two English clubs have met in the UCL final, the last coming in 2008 between Manchester United and Chelsea.

Baku's Olympic Stadium has an official capacity of 64,000 and UEFA said in a statement: "Based on UEFA's recent experience with UEFA Europa League finals and the UEFA Super Cup in comparable venues, the number of finalists' supporters requesting tickets for a UEFA Europa League final can vary greatly from club to club".

But for Arsenal, this Europa League final might just define how their 2018-19 season ends under the guidance of their new manager, Unai Emery.

"It's not normal, but it's normal that people take this opportunity to benefit and I am suffering for both sets of fans, ours and Liverpool's". Throughout my career I actually did some of those dreams and my last dream as a professional footballer is to win the last final.

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"Today we are happy but it's not finished". Everybody at Arsenal deserves that, so I hope we can make it, ' he said. "It's a big difference with other countries".

While for Chelsea this will be more of a celebratory match since winning they have already qualified for the Champions League next season.

A game between London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal normally covers a distance of six miles.

"We are of course hugely concerned that the location of the final could lead to Micki not being able to play in a European final".

"Here [in England] the level is very high", Sarri added. "As a player you need to deal with these kinds of moments", the French World Cup victor said. "The Premier League is the best league in the world".


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