Granit Xhaka admits Arsenal dressing room was gloomy after Europa League humiliation

Granit Xhaka admits Arsenal dressing room was gloomy after Europa League humiliation

- Granit Xhaka has opened up on how gloomy Arsenal players felt after their disappointing defeat to Chelsea

- The Swiss featured for the Gunners in their 4-1 humiliation to Chelsea at Baku Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, May 29

- An Eden Hazard's brace, with a goal each from Pedro and Giroud helped the Blues clinch their second Europa League title

Arsenal suffered a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the final of the Europa League championship at the Baku Olympic Stadium.

Two goals from Eden Hazard, and one each from Pedro and Olivier Giroud sealed the victory for the Blues on the night.

Had they won the title, they would have qualified to play Champions League football in the coming season.

However, Granit Xhaka has revealed that the Gunners felt gloomy after the humiliation in the dressing room - and manager Unai Emery said nothing afterwards.

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And Switzerland midfielder has opened up on how gutted the players were having lost to Premier League rivals.

"Him (Emery), the players, nobody speaks in the dressing room," said Xhaka.

When asked why Emery had remained silent, he added: "I don’t know. He was disappointed of course.

"I think we know what we played. We know we lost the game. It is not about shouting. It is not about shouting everything if we lose.

"You can say a lot now but it is not the time to explain why and what happens. I think it was a big chance for us and we don’t take it."

Xhaka further stated that it was painful to have finished the season without a title: "Yeah, of course because I think we had a good season - if you take off the five last games in the Premier League.

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"We had a second chance to come back and go to the Champions League but if you don't take your chances, you will stay in the Europa League.

"You can say a lot now but it is not the time to explain why and what happens. We lost today. I don't want to speak about the last five weeks or 10 weeks. "I think today was a big chance for us, we didn't take it."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea demolish Arsenal 4-1 to win their second Europa League trophy on Wednesday night.

Eden Hazard's brace and a goal each from Pedro and Giroud were all the Blues needed to render Alex Iwobi's superb volley a mere consolation at the end of the match.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have now won the UEFA second tier title for the second time having emerged victorious for the first time in 2013.

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