UEFA Europa League match report Valencia v Arsenal 09 May 2019

Maurizio Sarri

England has become the first country to provide all the finalists in both European competitions in the same season after Chelsea and Arsenal reached the Europa League final.

He also didn't feature for Arsenal against Qarabag during this season's group stage after the Gunners decided against trying to obtain global clearance.

Gameiro scored again to spark hopes of a revival to trump even the efforts of Liverpool and Tottenham this week but Aubameyang hit his second and then completed a brilliant hat-trick to complete a 4-2 Arsenal win, 7-3 on aggregate.

But at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea had to emerge from a penalty shootout to defeat Eintracht Frankfurt after the teams ended 1-1 after full-time in the second leg for a 2-2 aggregate score.

Arsenal have been woeful in the Premier League and require a miracle this weekend to finish in the top four above Spurs.

Arsenal know they can not now finish in the top four in the Premier League, meaning winning the Europa League is their only route into next season's Champions League. The club described as "disappointing" the allocation for the 68,700-capacity Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan's capital. We played 61 matches, so it's very hard.

"Last night's game demonstrates that anything can happen", he said at his pre-match press conference. It was at this time a year ago that we went to Atletico Madrid desperate for even a 0-0 draw to go through to the final, but alas it was not meant to be, and very few of us were surprised to be honest. "We need to rest, of course".

"You have days when you play well and you think you could continue but I've made the decision to retire with a lot of thought". Arsenal have been atrocious on the road all season and are 4-1-5 in their 10 road games including losing their last two.

"We played against two strikers that are very good which is why they cost the millions that they did", said Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral.

"The last dream was to play this European final and it has come true". The performance we had, six wins and knocked out some Champions League teams and we nearly embarrassed the top team at home, but we have nothing to show for it.

"The second motivation for us is that it will give us a Champions League place".

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