- Chelsea vs Arsenal takes centre stage today, May 29, and ahead of the game Unai Emery believes Hazard will pose the first greatest threat to his side
- The Gunners will be keen to win the title for a chance to qualify for Champions League
Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, has admitted his side will find it difficult to keep Eden Hazard at bay when they tackle Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday, May 29, in Baku, Azerbaijan.
After guiding the Gunners to the finals, Emery will be keen to lift the European title as he seeks a golden ending to his Premier League debut as manager.
However, Hazard, who is among the finest players in the world appears to present Emery the biggest headache ahead of the crunch clash.
"Hazard is a player of instants, but decisive instants. It is what we have to avoid," Emery told Spanish publication El Mundo prior to the final.
Arsenal's backline will have to be at their best to stop the Chelsea star man, who could be making his last appearance for the Blues ahead of his potential switch to Real Madrid this summer.
The Spanish tactician believes the Belgian play-maker rank among the top five best footballers globally alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
" Chelsea is capable of winning thanks to them, and that ability I have only seen in (Lionel) Messi, Cristiano (Ronaldo), Neymar or (Mohamed) Salah. For me, it is the quintet of the best in the world," he outlined.
Winning the Europa League title will provide Arsenal the chance to qualify for Champions League football next season after missing out on a top four finish in the Premier League.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea have finally agreed to allow Eden Hazard join Real Madrid for £115m, with the Belgian captain expected to pen a weekly deal valued at £400,000, according to reports.
The UK Daily Mail revealed that Hazard has been repeatedly linked with a switch to the Spanish giants for over a year, with the Belgian star confirming last summer, that he has already decided his future.
Interestingly, Hazard’s switch to the Santiago Benerbeu is expected will kick-start Zinedine Zidane's overhaul of the Los Blancos squad and according to the Sun, after both clubs have reportedly settled for a fee for the 28-year-old.
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