Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta insists they cannot afford to pin their Champions League qualification hopes on winning the Europa League despite falling off the pace in the race for the top four domestically.
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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri got his wish to avoid former club Napoli after the Italian side were drawn to face Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Sead Kolasinac insists Arsenal must end their run of first-leg defeats to stand any chance of progressing beyond their Europa League quarter-final clash with Napoli.
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri wants to dodge a two-legged Europa League tie with Napoli because of his positive relationship with his former club.
Unai Emery insists winning the Europa League is about more than just qualifying for the Champions League as he targets a trophy during his first season in charge at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal made it six English clubs in the quarter-finals of European competition as they overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Rennes in their Europa League clash.
Maurizio Sarri hopes to avoid former club Napoli until the final of the Europa League after guiding Chelsea into the last eight of the competition.
Olivier Giroud hit a hat-trick as Chelsea set aside Maurizio Sarri’s concerns about Dynamo Kiev’s pitch by easing into the Europa League quarter-finals with an emphatic 8-0 aggregate win.
Maurizio Sarri fears for the safety of his Chelsea players after branding Dynamo Kiev’s pitch “dangerous” and a “disaster”.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery knows only the best will be good enough to see his side progress past Rennes in the Europa League.
UEFA has fined Arsenal 15,000 euros (£13,000) for a late kick-off and a pitch invasion in the Europa League group-stage game at home to Qarabag on December 13, European football’s governing body has announced.
Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos believes he would not have been sent off in Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Rennes had video assistant referee technology been used.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery wants his players to learn how to operate with 10 men after another red card led to a Europa League defeat to Rennes.
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri fears piling pressure on Callum Hudson-Odoi could lead to the winger losing focus and failing to fulfil his potential.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery wants his players to learn how to operate with 10 men but insists there are no disciplinary issues in his squad despite another red card in the Europa League defeat to Rennes.
Arsenal suffered more Europa League away day blues as their 10 men were well beaten by Rennes in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
Rennes coach Julien Stephan has backed Hatem Ben Arfa to shine in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Arsenal as he comes up against his former boss Unai Emery.
Chelsea will face a trip to Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine in the last 16 of the Europa League, where Arsenal take on Rennes, with the first leg of that tie having been switched to France.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos has called Mesut Ozil one of the “most important” members of Arsenal’s squad and believes they need him fit and available.
Chelsea will face a trip to Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine in the last 16 of the Europa League, where Arsenal take on French club Rennes.