Arsenal manager Unai Emery has praised the strength of his side to recover from their disappointment in the Premier League by beating Valencia 4-2 on Thursday to seal their place in the Europa League final.
The Gunners have won just two of their last seven league games, which has left them stuck outside the top four, so winning the Europa League final is the only way for Arsenal to reach the Champions League next season.
"After the Premier League was lost, we took a strong stance in our mind to prepare, to focus, to work hard to take this feeling.
Both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were in great form, giving Arsenal fans a reason to be optimistic for the final. Opta also provided supporters with another, highlighting just how well Emery has performed in the Europa League in recent seasons.
Emery's Sevilla side were dominant in the competition, earning victories over the likes of Liverpool, Porto and Benfica to establish themselves as Europa League specialists.
The Gunners will need their manager to have a similar winning impact when they meet Chelsea in Baku on May 29, or they will be forced to spend another season away from Europe's most prestigious competition.
Source : 90min