Chelsea beat Frankfurt to enter Europa League final

Francis Coquelin Pic Getty Images

Francis Coquelin Pic Getty Images

Chelsea will meet fellow London side Arsenal in the Europa League final on May 29 before Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur in another all-English final in the more prestigious Champions League in Madrid on June 1.

Reports suggest Arsenal may have a miserly budget for the upcoming window, but that could be boosted should they have a spot in the Champions League group stages confirmed.

Last night the Gunners beat Valencia 4-2 in the second leg to win 7-3 on aggregate, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagging a hat-trick at the Mestalla Stadium.

Maurizio Sarri says N'Golo Kante's hamstring problem is not overly serious but is unsure whether the midfielder would be available were Chelsea to reach the Europa League final.

It keeps alive Arsenal's chances of securing a place in the Champions League next season and, realistically, their last chance, given they need to overturn three points and an eight-goal swing on Tottenham to finish fourth in the Premier League this weekend.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Mkhitaryan could miss the Europa League final due to worldwide conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

We have every chance of winning this, and hopefully setting up an all England Final in both European trophies.

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Arsenal have revealed their team and substitutes to go up against Valencia in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final tie this evening in Spain.

"We are in active discussions with UEFA for more tickets for our fans but this disappointing ticket allocation obviously presents us with extreme difficulties in how we allocate tickets to you, our loyal supporters", the club said in a statement.

"We are through to the final and we are all happy", Aubameyang told Arsenal's website. "We're so proud of him because he's scored three goals in a semi-final".

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"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".

"We have played badly in the Premier League during the last month and now we have to use this opportunity". Valencia also have the Copa del Rey final, against Barcelona, so there is still plenty to play for with just a few weeks left. "We are happy but we know that it continues to be hard to win".

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