Chelsea won with 4-1 against Arsenal
Last night, the final of Europa League was played on the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. The teams of Chelsea and Arsenal did an amazing game with 5 goals being scored in the 90 minutes. It was a real thriller in the second half, after the very boring first period. The star of the night was Eden Hazard, who scored two goals. The other goals for the Blues were scored by Pedro and Olivier Giroud, who became a goalscorer of the tournament as well. While for the Gunners, Alex Iwobi scored the only goal. With the victory, Chelsea claimed the trophy for the second time in their history.
This was the last game for Petr Cech
The veteran on the Arsenal goal, Petr Cech played the last game for the club. After 20 successful years, he retires from the professional football. For his great career, he was playing for the team of Chmel Bysani, Rennes, Chelsea and Arsenal. In England, he won everything with the team of the Blues, as the major trophy in the Champions League. It is rumoured that he will start a director role with the Pensioners. But more information will be given in the next few weeks.
Olivier Giroud became Europa League top goalscorer
The French managed to score 11 goals in this campaign and he passed with just one goal the Eintracht Frankfurt player – Luca Jovic. With this big performance and achievement, the 28 years old player, proved that he is among the best strikers in the world. And Giroud did this by even not playing in all Europa League games this season. What a fantastic performance by the French International striker.
Arsenal are not going to play in the Champions League next season
With the loss from Chelsea last night, the Gunners lost all chances to play in the Champions League next season. In this campaign, they finished on the 5th position which was not enough to take a priceless spot. Because of this, Arsenal will have to play again in Europa League next season. Their coach Unai Emery said that he is very disappointed as he feels that his team does not deserve this. Now, the London team must be very active in the summer transfer window if they want to fight the high competition in the Premier League next season.
Super Eagle player Alex Iwobi shines despite the heavy loss
There was something positive from the last night game. And this was the incredible performance of the Nigerian footballer – Alex Iwobi. He scored the only goal but wait a minute – what a goal! With a superkick from around 25 meters, he found the net of Kepa Arrizabalaga. This with amazing played, the prospective Nigerian proved to be the next big Super Eagles star. Now, his next big challenge is the African Cup of Nations, where the people in Nigeria gave him many hopes, even comparing him with the legend Jay-Jay Okocha.
Sarri is happy in the club and he loves the Premier League
Chelsea’s manager was happy with his players and he said that he is happy in the club and he loves the Premier League. Even with the eventual departure of Eden Hazard, his chances of staying in the club are big.
This is the time to celebrate,’ he told Sky Sport Italia. ‘From tomorrow, as with all clubs, we’ll sit down and see what the club wants me to improve and what I want the club to improve on.
The Italian said he has two more years contract and still no talks with the club owners and bosses.
There are still two years remaining on my contract, so as with every club, we have to sit down and evaluate everything.
Sarri also said that he respects the decision of Eden Hazard and everyone needs two-three months to understand him. For a player like him, it is really hard to force him to do anything.
Unai Emery: “The first goal changed it all”
The Spanish specialist said after the match that he is very disappointed. Conceding an early goal in the second half threw the balance in their opponents’ favour. Due to this, Chelsea managed to score more goals and take the victory. Listen to what he told after the match directly on the pitch:
Despite this, the future remains bright for Arsenal. Lots of young players are in the club and with the appropriate transfers in the summer, the club will be even better and stronger. The only big loss from this game is the fact that the Gunners are not going to play in Champions League next season. Something, which was very important for the bosses and the money which they could earn there. Still, Premier League is a good source of income and with the good scouting they have, decent players can be bought for less money. After all, through the years, Arsenal proved that they are very good at this. The actual speculations about upcoming transfers include Hakim Ziyech and Alexis Claude-Maurice but nothing is certain now as the competition on these two talents is huge. The Moroccan player is linked with Manchester United and Liverpool. With such big competitors for his signature, Arsenal may look for another young, talented and prospective player from the class of Alex Iwobi, for example.
Arsenal to play in the International Champions Cup
To sum up, the season for both clubs is over officially. They finished with all leagues and cups and now the players and the staff can rest for a while before the new campaign starts. Chelsea had not announced their plans for the summer for now while Arsenal declared that they will play in the very popular International Champions Cup. The games which they are going to play are very interesting against big and famous European teams, check the fixtures:
Arsenal v FC Bayern (17th of July)
Arsenal v AS Roma (20th of July)
Real Madrid v Arsenal (23rd of July)
Definitely, the games against Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be the most epic ones. Everyone is expecting them with impatience and the tickets are almost sold. The venues are in the United States of America as some major sponsors had already established strong connections with the teams. In addition, such games are always good preparations for the upcoming season. Despite, the fact that lots of players from the second team will take part in, the interest is enormous and the show is guaranteed.