Europa League

Arsenal press conference: Mikel Arteta on Europa League exit and poor Gunners display

Mikel Arteta is set to face the press after his side’s 0-0 draw with Villarreal at the Emirates Stadium in their Europa League semi final second leg which saw them go out 2-1 on aggregate. The Gunners went close on a few of occasions as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck the woodwork twice but ultimately hardly laid …

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Player Ratings: Arsenal 0-0 Villareal – Bellerin and Partey disappoint but Smith Rowe impresses

Bernd Leno: Some smart saves when called upon but not really too much to do on the night. Decent playing out from the back when required. 6.7 Hector Bellerin: Was deservedly given the nod after a strong display against Newcastle but did little to reward his manager’s faith. Gave the ball away frequently and awful in …

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Match Report: Arsenal 0-0 Villarreal (1-2 agg) – Emery has the last laugh as Yellow Submarine edge into Europa League final

Villarreal are on the verge of their first major trophy after a goalless draw with Arsenal sealed a 2-1 aggregate win and set up a Europa League final against Manchester United. Beaten in both of their previous appearances in the Europa League semi-finals, Villarreal finally came good under three-time winner of the competition Unai Emery, …

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Arsenal v Villareal : Confirmed line-ups – Arsenal name an attacking side for the semi-final clash

Arsenal have named their starting line-ups for Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg at Emirates Stadium. Xhaka at LB, with Saka in the Ceballos role? Or Saka at LB with Xhaka back in midfield? Source: arsenal.com Villareal Line-up: 13 G. Rulli – 2 Mario Gaspar (c) – 3 Albiol – 4 Pau Torres – 24 Pedraza …

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Arsene Wenger weighs in with his Arsenal v Villarreal prediction

Arsene Wenger has predicted Arsenal’s game vs Villarreal at the Emirates later today. The Gunners faces Unai Emery’s side, hoping to reach the final of the competition. They lost the first leg in Spain 2-1 and they will want to make their away goal count for them in this return leg. The game is arguably …

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Lacazette and sharp Tierney seen in Arsenal training ahead of Villarreal semi

Alexandre Lacazette and Kieran Tierney were seen at Arsenal training on Wednesday ahead of their Europa League semfinal against Villarreal. Both striker Lacazette and fullback Tierney are fitness doubts for the game tonight, but they looked sharp in training at the club’s London Colney base. Tierney particularly appeared ready to play after taking part in …

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Huge potential boost for Arsenal ahead of Villarreal clash

Alexandre Lacazette and Kieran Tierney both returned to full training with the rest of the Arsenal squad yesterday, just two days before our all-important Europa League semi-final clash. The Gunners will play host to Villarreal on Thursday knowing they need to overturn a 2-1 deficit to reach the final of the competition, which could be their second …

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Player Ratings: Villareal 2-1 Arsenal – A poor performance by Arsenal

Despite the the poor performance Arsenal managed to get an all important away goal through Pepe penalty. Here are the ratings: Bernd Leno – 6.8 Can’t blame him for the goals and pulled off a great save that kept Arsenal in the game. Calum Chambers – 5.2 Very average performance by the Englishman. Pablo Mari – 5.0 …

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Match Report: Villareal 2-1 Arsenal – A game of two different halves

Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat to Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday. A tense encounter in the province of Castellon saw both sides finish the match with ten men, as Villarreal boss Unai Emery managed to upset his former employers. Five minutes …

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Villareal v Arsenal Confirmed Line-ups: Ødegaard starts, Aubameyang returns to the bench

Martin Ødegaard making his return to the starting line-up in the place of Eddie Nketiah as Mikel Arteta has made one changs from the side that lost 1-0 to Everton last Friday. This will be the first time that the Gunners have come up against their former manager Unai Emery since he quit the club …

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Nico-Laca-Saka going strong: 5 Arsenal players named in Europa League Team of the Week

The Gunners’ 4-0 rout of Slavia was one entertaining game. As a result, we have the most number of players in the best XI this week! Ask any Arsenal fan who they were impressed by in the 4-0 win over Slavia Praha and the names Nico [Nicolas Pepe], Laca [Alexandre Lacazette] or [Bukayo] Saka will probably come up. It’s no surprise …

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Arsenal youngster proves he simply has to start every game as he’s given Europa League Player of the Week

It’s always interesting to watch the performances of youngsters as they break into the team, especially when you want to see that one performance that proves they have arrived. Bukayo Saka’s versatility has counted against him at times because it feels like he’s having to prove himself in multiple different positions, but he just continues …

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