Europa League final: Ozil leads Arsenal squad to Azerbaijan for Chelsea clash

Europa League final: Ozil leads Arsenal squad to Azerbaijan for Chelsea clash

- Europa League final clash will see 2 Premier League clubs face off at the Baku Olympic Stadium next week

- Arsenal battle Chelsea for the European second tier title to wrap up their season with silverware

- The Gunners have however jet off to Azerbaijan to continue their final face of their preparations

Arsenal have left their north London base for Azerbaijan ahead of their Europa League clash against fellow Premier League club Chelsea at the Baku Olympic Stadium on May 29.

The Gunners reach the final of the European competition following their 7-3 aggregate win over Spanish League side Valencia.

Unai Emery's men, who are chasing their first title on the continent will hope they can pull this off and also qualify for Champions League next term.

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With victory on their minds, the Gunners were spotted at the Luton Airport boarding their flight to Azerbaijan on Saturday morning.

Captain Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, and Lucas Torreira led the Gunners team as they began their six-hour journey to Baku from London.

Danny Welbeck returned to full fitness and joined the rest of his colleagues for the trip having missed out of action since November owing to broken ankle.

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This will also be the 28-year-old's last match for the Emirates Stadium outfit as he is set to leave the club at the end of this season when his contract expires.

Arsenal will be under more pressure to win the title as they hope to qualify for Champions League next season.

Chelsea on the other hand will equally need to win the title to wrap up their season on a high having failed to win any domestic title at the end of last campaign. earlier reported that Europa League final clash between Chelsea and Arsenal is set to be played in front of a nearly empty stadium next week.

Both Premier League giants were said to have failed to sell out the tickets allocated to them by UEFA for the final battle in Azerbaijan.

SunSport further report that sponsors might equally have withdrawn their interests in attending the match which will determining the champions of European second tier competition. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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