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Disappointing! Ray Parlour blasts Arsenal after Europa League exit
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Disappointing! Ray Parlour blasts Arsenal after Europa League exit

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has expressed his disappointment with the manner of the club's exit from the Europa League at the hands of Villareal on Thursday night. According to him, Arsenal were fortunate to return from the first leg only a goal down and with a vital away goal but added that none of the players took the game by the scruff of the neck in the reverse fixture at the Emirates. Arsenal currently sit 9th in the Premier League with 4 games to go and the Europa League presented the opportunity to qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League. With this exit, their chances of participating in Europe next season just got slimmer. Parlour also added that the inability of Mikel Arteta's side to come out tops in a game even when they are not playing well has cost t...
Arsenal hold the key to an all-English Europa League final
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Arsenal hold the key to an all-English Europa League final

Eyes will be on the semifinal games of the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League semifinal tonight when Manchester United face Roma at Stadio Olimpico in what I daresay is a mere formality while Arsenal welcome Villareal to the Emirates with both sides having all to play for. Meanwhile, the eyes of English football fans will be on the prospect of having only Premier League teams play in the finals of this season's Euro club competitions as Chelsea and Manchester City have already booked a date for the UCL final on May 29. Manchester United beat Roma 6:2 at Old Trafford a week ago whilst Arsenal lost 2:1 to Villareal in Spain on the same night. Therefore, the onus lies on the Premier League boys to book a place and face each other in the Europa League final. READ: Two elite tacticians and two...