Chelsea defeated Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final, as goals from Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard brace and Pedro got the goals for Chelsea.
The match was more important for Arsenal than Chelsea, as the Blues have already qualified for the Champions League. However, the Gunners needed to win this game to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Arsenal players and managers looked dejected after the game, An Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has revealed that Unai Emery and Arsenal players were in silence after their defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.
“Him [Emery], the players, nobody speaks in the dressing room,” said Xhaka.
Asked why Emery did not say anything, Xhaka said: “I don’t know. He was disappointed of course.
“I think we know how we played. We know we lost the game.
“It is not about shouting. It is not about shouting everything if we lose.
“You can say a lot now but it is not the time to explain why and what happens.
“I think it was a big chance for us and we didn’t take it.”
Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola has hailed the Chelsea team for the win and how they withstood early pressure from the Gunners to win the game.
“I think the first 15 minutes, they started very well,” Zola. “They created some problems and a lot of corners.
“But we held on and we waited for the moment and then we got better and better. In the end we deserved to win. I think that when you come to play games like this, if you can score first, it helps. We did that and luckily we built on the first goal, so I think we deserved to win.”