Gunners defender eyes Europa League silverware

Unai Emery

"I'm in the a year ago of the contract, so I guess it depends on my performances, the way I play and the way I stay fit throughout the season, then we'll see what happens next", Cech is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.

Horses for courses may be a statement more recognisable in the equine world, but Unai Emery is well and truly a thoroughbred with course and distance form when it comes to the Europa League. But the Thursday match days require coaches to rest or rotate some of their best players to be ready for weekend league games back home. The club have also failed to reach the Champions League quarter-finals since 2014, a situation that would have been unthinkable in the earlier years of Roman Abramovich's ownership. "We haven't come here just for a stroll in the park, we understand that Arsenal are the favourites but nevertheless our team is capable of pulling off this feat".

Hello good evening and welcome to the opening matchday of the 2018/2019 Europa League season.

Cape Town - Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is determined to win the Europa League in order to get the club back into the UEFA Champions League next season.

Arsenal appointed Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's replacement in the summer following a disappointing sixth-placed finish.

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The domestic league was suspended as a result, while the president himself was banned, but PAOK eventually finished second before losing to Benfica in the Champions League play-offs.

Leno is yet to feature for Arsenal since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the close-season.

While Leno's performance against Vorskla is unlikely to alter Emery's thinking on his preferred goalkeeper, it will give Arsenal supporters an opportunity to watch a player the Gunners paid £20 million for in the summer.

Consequently, while Chelsea and Arsenal both find themselves at something of a crossroads, with the status of each club having suffered a decline in recent seasons, their ambitions in the Europa League could be very different. They got into the Champions League through into this competition.

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