UEFA have ‘no regrets’ over Baku final despite letting people in free to fill...

At halftime on Wednesday UEFA threw open the gates to the Europa League final to avoid the spectacle of a half-empty stadium but their president says he has no regrets about holding the game in Baku.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Chelsea criticised over Baku silence

Chelsea supporters are angry with the club's silence over the issues affecting fans wishing to travel to Baku for the Europa League final.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs get poor response from UEFA after complaints

UEFA wants clubs to help fans shoulder the financial burden of travelling to European finals because they have to give tickets to sponsors.
Arsenal Emile Smith Rowe celebrates his scoring during UEFA Europa League, Group E, football match Vorskla FC vs Arsenal FC at the Olympiyski Stadium in Kiev on November 29, 2018. (Photo by SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images)

This duo steals the show as academy stars shine: Player ratings vs Vorskla

An Arsenal team of second-string players and youth stars had no trouble at all breezing past FC Vorskla on Thursday, winning the match 3-0 in Kiev.

UEFA forbid Arsenal from wearing Mkhitaryan tshirts

Arsenal players will not be able to show any sign of support for Henrikh Mkhitaryan before the Europa League final thanks to UEFA's rules.
NAPLES, ITALY - APRIL 18: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal prior to the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Second Leg match between S.S.C. Napoli and Arsenal at Stadio San Paolo on April 18, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka makes curious statement about Unai Emery

Heightened emotions often reveal how we really feel about things so when Granit Xhaka was asked after the Europa League defeat to Chelsea if...

He barely did anything: Player ratings vs Stade Rennais FC

Arsenal scored an away goal before a red card and three goals conceded left them with a lot of work to do in the second leg once again.
France's midfielder N'Golo Kante poses ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Group H qualification football match between France and Iceland at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on March 25, 2019. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Brilliant news for Arsenal as key Chelsea star ruled out with injury

Chelsea will be without N'Golo Kante for the Europa League final on Wednesday evening after picking up a knee injury in training over the weekend.

Player ratings vs Frankfurt: Saka stars, Martinez assured, a few others off the pace

Bukayo Saka starred as Arsenal recorded a 3-0 away victory over Frankfurt that was less convincing than it sounds.

3 Arsenal players at risk of suspension as card-happy ref appointed for Napoli game

Romanian referee, Ovidiu Haţegan, will take charge of Arsenal’s trip to Napoli, assisted by Octavian Şovre and Sebastian Gheorghe, and additional officials Radu Petrescu and Sebastian Colţescu and the reserve referee Radu Ghinguleac.

Chelsea explains what Unai Emery has brought to Arsenal

David Luiz believes Chelsea not only need to beat Arsenal to win the Europa League but they also need to overcome Unai Emery which strikes me as being the same thing, but here we are.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC celebrates scoring his sides first goal with teammates during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

How much will Arsenal earn from the Europa League?

Arsenal only made the last-32 of the Europa League last season but the money they earned emphases its importance, especially if they can go further in 2020/21.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 09: UEFA Champions League Trophy is displayed during the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by Heineken on March 09, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Why Lyon will be cheering Chelsea against Arsenal in Europa League final

Lyon may be coming to the Emirates Cup in the summer but they'll be hoping Arsenal tank the Europa League final because that would hand the French Ligue 1 side a Champions League group place without having to go through qualifying.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Europa League final live blog: Arsenal v Chelsea

After weeks of waiting, the Europa League final is finally here.

Arsenal face UEFA punishment over Baku protests

Arsenal fans are being warned that the club faces punishment if any fans protest about the farce that is the Europa League final at the match in Baku.

No room for sentiment, Arsenal must start Bernd Leno against Chelsea

We’ve all been so wrapped up in hating the location of the Europa League final that we’d almost forgotten there’s a game of football still to be played.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Herikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal leaves the pitch after the match is called off due to poor weather conditions of the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and West Ham at Meadow Park on February 04, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Arsenal need to remind UEFA they are nothing with clubs

I’m often told that politics has no place in football, but those critics are oddly silent as Arsenal and Chelsea fans struggle to get to a match that a professional footballer won’t play in because he doesn’t feel safe.

Arsenal fans hassled by Baku police makes mockery of UEFA Mkhitaryan assurances

Despite UEFA's protestations that Henrikh Mkhitaryan would have been perfectly safe to travel to Baku to play in the Europa League final, the experience of Arsenal fans so far says otherwise.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

What UEFA's report really said about Baku ahead of Europa League final

UEFA's own report stated that Baku was not fit to host the Champions League or Europa League final, claiming that local university dormitories and campsites would be needed to house supporters.
The Europa League trophy is displayed ahead of the competition's quarter-finals draw, on March 15, 2019 in Nyon. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Europa League final: Official Arsenal v Chelsea teams

So, it's finally here, the final match of Arenal's season all the way out in Baku.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United ahead of the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL Benfica at Old Trafford on October 31, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho says sorry to Arsenal and Chelsea fans

Jose Mourinho has expressed his sympathy to Arsenal and Chelsea fans who are unable to attend the Europa League final in Baku while pointing out there is much more pressure on Arsenal to win the game than his old club.