Blog: Unai Emery terminates Mikel Arteta`s Champions League hope next season.

Unai Emery terminates Mikel Arteta`s Champions League hope next season.
  • 07 May, 2021
  • by CHIKA KINGSLEY

Unai Emery terminates Mikel Arteta`s Champions League hope next season.

Unai Emery terminates Mikel Arteta`s Champions League hope next season.

Arsenal played they disappointing second leg semifinal match with Villareal at  Emirate Stadium on Thursday night, Villarreal held the Gunner 0-0 to stop them from reaching  Europa League final with 1-2 aggregate as the visiting manager paid the club back for sacking him in 2019.

Unai Emery  was appointed as Gunners boss in May 2018 succeeding Arsene Wenger and was sacked after 18 months in charge. The spaniard, who previously led Paris St- Germain to the French league title and won three Europa League with Sevilla.

Manchester United will play Villarreal in the 26 May final in Gdansk in what will be the biggest night in their history, Villarreal`s will be playing their first Europa League final this season and it will be United`s second final.

Arteta`s men may  have no hope of having European football next season for the first time in 25-years, the manager said on an interview that '' we are devastated, really disappointed'' Granit Xhaka injured in the warm-up and had to be replaced by Kieran Tierney, We created enough chances over the two ties, but our performance was not good to takes us to the final, we have congratulate Villarreal.

''Today is a big disappointment because we tried everything to be at the final, i feel the pressure i want to do as good as i can for the club and the fans''

Emery have hope of winning the Europa League for the fourth time having won three times in a golden period with sevilla while Arteta will be under pressure with his side ninth position in premier League.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice hit the post that could turn things around for the Gunner and a volley in the 25th minute, although that was a rare Arsenal chances, Villarreal side were worthy winner over the two legs.

The spaniard side celebrated at the final whistle after surviving additional five minutes of stoppage time.

 

 

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