The journey to the 2018/19 Europa League final at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been laid out with an all London derby as Arsenal set to take on Chelsea.
Arsenal saw off Italian giants Napoli in the quarter-finals, before more recently thrashing Spanish side, Valencia, in the semi-final to set up a scintillating all English final with local rivals Chelsea.
Chelsea on the other hand took on a much less tougher opponents as they mauled Slavia Praha home and away in the quarter final. However, the Blues found Bundesliga side, Frankfurt, a much more difficult nut to crack in the semi-final, and only managed to scale through at the Stamford Bridge on penalties.
Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, and his men will have to be in their best possible home form when they take on Maurizio Sarri’s side at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on Wednesday, May 29,
Although, Emery’s excellent track record in the Europa League has seen top pundits and bookies such as online gambling new zealand back the Gunners to make it through to the semis despite the difficult task of overcoming a bitter local rival in the process.
Should the Gunners come out victorious against the Blues, Emery will have capped off a fantastic debut season as manager of Arsenal with an European trophy, and will also have the added advantage of leading the Arsenal back to the Champions League after two season out.
In recent years, the Europa League has become more and more popular with the competition producing thrilling fixtures and this year, it is no short of big names clubs fighting for the chance to lift an European trophy and also the opportunity of direct Champions League spot for the next season.
Arsenal boss Emery is widely described as a specialist in this competition, having won it three times with Sevilla before departing for Paris Saint Germain.
The confidence and backing from bookmarkers and slots such as online casinos usa is no different for the final however, as the Arsenal boss is set to come face to face with a Premier League side he will know all too well following the home and away encounter in his debut season as Gunners boss.
Going into the final clash, Emery will be hoping to repeat the tactical masterpiece he employed when the Blues came visiting at the Emirates earlier this year, when the Gunners beat the Blues 2-0 in a match which Arsenal dominated for most part of the game.
The road to the final victory in Baku will certainly be more difficult than described, but it is certainly one which the Gunners are hugely backed to win, with new boss Emery at the helm of the club.
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