Unai Emery ready to make changes


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Unai Emery has indicated that there will be plenty of comings and goings at Arsenal this summer after the Gunners ended their campaign by losing 4-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final.

After a goalless first half in Baku, goals by Olivier Giroud, Pedro and a double from Eden Hazard ensured Arsenal failed to win the trophy and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The defeat means Arsenal will not be involved in European club football’s most prestigious competition for the third successive season.

Emery’s side faded in the closing weeks of the Premier League campaign and eventually finished fifth, while, after making a bright start against Chelsea, they were decidedly second-best after the interval.

Former Sevilla and Valencia boss Emery said: “Maybe some players need to leave, to take a new way. Other players will come in and help us get better in our capacity.

“I think Arsenal is a big name in the football world and a lot of players want to play here. The transfers, I don’t know for next year. But the club is working to improve and to take all we need to go our way.”

Meanwhile, Emery admitted that Chelsea had deserved to win the final, adding: “We tried to stay in the match but their second goal made it difficult for us.

“It was going better for them and when we wanted to do something, we couldn’t find what we needed to score. They deserved to win.”

Arsenal are 2.15 to clinch a top-four finish in the Premier League in 2019/20 and 26.00 to win the title.

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