- Unai Emery was seeking to leave a mark in his first season in charge of Arsenal in the Europa League final
- However, his side could not get the better of Chelsea, losing 4-1 to their London rivals
- The defeat ended Arsenal's hopes of securing Champions League football next season
Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, is confident his side can still attract top players despite missing out on a Champions League place.
The club's defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Wednesday night, May 29, saw the Gunners miss a golden chance of sealing a place in the elite competition next season.
Reports have claimed the club will make just £40 million available for Emery to spend in the transfer window, with initial summer targets understood to have been waiting to see if the club would qualify Champions League.
And when asked if the defeat go Chelsea had any impact on Arsenal's transfer plans, Emery explained: "Maybe, but I think we are a big team."
"I think Arsenal is a big name in the world of football. A lot of players want to play here," he noted.
He further hinted at handing youngster a chance to flourish next season, asserting they remain integral in the club's future.
"We have a lot of players who have the possibility to improve and grow up with us. For example, we have given a lot of youngsters their first experience of a final," the Spaniard submitted.
"I am positive for our future, creating our way with young players who are getting better in our way," he added.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how two goals from Eden Hazard, one from Olivier Giroud and the other from Pedro handed the Blues their second UEL title after beating Arsenal 4-1.
Arsenal got the game to a bright start as they created a few chances but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was goal shy in the early minutes of the encounter.
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