Chelsea 4 – Arsenal 1
Arsenal were stuffed in the Europa League final on Wednesday night in Baku.
Eden Hazard stole the headlines as Chelsea beat the Gunners 4-1.
As a result of the defeat, Arsenal will miss out on playing in the Champions League for a third season in a row.
2019-20 will see Arsenal return to playing Europa League football on Thursday nights.
Unai Emery: Europa League loss & Arsenal’s transfer recruitment
In his post-match interview after the final, Unai Emery was asked to comment on how losing to Chelsea impacts Arsenal’s recruitment plans.
The assumption is that Arsenal will be unable to attract top players due to a lack of Champions League football.
However, it’s worth noting that the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have joined the Gunners during such times previously.
Emery has tried to convince Arsenal fans that the club can still attract sought-after talent. He said:
We are calm and I am positive for our future. We are a big team and Arsenal are a big name in the football world. A lot of players want to play here.
What did Mesut Ozil say on the bench?
One suspects that Arsenal may sell some of their current squad this summer, too.
Has Mesut Ozil played his final match for the club?
Ozil remains under contract at Arsenal until 2021. However, the German playmaker failed to impress in the Europa League final.
Indeed, Ozil was subbed out of the game in the second-half.
But what did Ozil mutter on the bench once he was hooked?
Did Ozil say something nasty about Unai Emery?
Ozil calling Emery a 🐈 after he was substituted. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/DvTamx0A8b
— Damian (@FootballFact101) May 29, 2019