Arsenal Legend Gives His Prediction For Arsenal Vs Chelsea Europa League Final

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Chelsea and Arsenal will end their seasons with a Europa League final clash in Baku on Wednesday night.

Chelsea have already secured Champions League football next season by finishing third in the Premier League, but Arsenal ended in 5th and will need to win this competition to feature in the Champions League next season.

Arsenal forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have had good seasons and have scored a total of 13 goals in the competition. Gunners legend Ian Wright believes Arsenal will win this game because of the form of the duo.

“Arsenal’s away form has not been great this season, but the last couple of games it has sort of kicked in,” Wright told The Daily Mirror.

“I wouldn’t say Valencia were an amazing team but I thought Arsenal dealt with them ruthlessly and I think that Chelsea have the kind of defence that if you can get at them you can cause problems. Especially Lacazette and Aubameyang.

“But at the same time, Arsenal’s defence has been a weakness this season and when you have someone like [Eden] Hazard, who is going to be marauding in there, Arsenal haven’t got that naturally defence-minded midfielder who can pick him up in there, like someone like [N’Golo] Kante could, so Hazard could be a problem.

“And when you look at him [Hazard] in what could be his last game for Chelsea he’s going to want to go out in a blaze of glory and win something so you have to say there is an argument for both teams.

“Obviously I want Arsenal to win and I think Arsenal might just nick it simply because of the two guys up front.”

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