Unai Emery makes changes to Arsenal's 24-man squad to face Chelsea

Unai Emery makes changes to Arsenal's 24-man squad to face Chelsea

- Unai Emery included five youngsters in his squad that will battle Chelsea in the Europa League

- Welbeck has also been named in the 24-man list with the England international set to leave Arsenal this summer

- Mkhitaryan will play no role in the crucial tie after failing to travel with the rest of the squad due to political reasons

Unai Emery has included five youngsters in his 24-man squad that will battle Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Wednesday, May 29.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not expected to take part in this particular match owing to the political tension pitting his home country of Armenia and host nation, Azerbaijan.

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However, Emery will be buoyed by the availability of Danny Welbeck, who will be making a return to action after overcoming an ankle injury.

The England international could feature in his final game for Arsenal ahead of his imminent departure this summer.

Meanwhile, the youngsters who were named in the traveling squad include Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka, Xavier Amaechi and goalkeeper Deyan lliev.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexander Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech are among the senior squad members who made the list.

The Gunners stand an outside chance sealing a Champions League place after finishing should they overcome the Blues in the finals of the European competition.

Arsenal's Europa League 24-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Deyan lliev, Bernd Leno

Defenders: Laurent Koscielny, Sead Kolašinac, Carl Jenkinson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis

Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny, Matteo Guendouzi, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Eddie Nketiah, Mesut Ozil, Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock, Xavier Amaechi

Forwards: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Iwobi, Alex Lacazette, Danny Welbeck, Bukayo Saka

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Chelsea star N'Golo Kante has reportedly suffered an injury in training and he could miss his side's 2018/19 Europa League final against Premier League rivals Arsenal.

N'Golo Kante, who won the 2018 World Cup, had only just recovered from injury when this latest setback reportedly occurred according to UK Sun.

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