Nigerian Star Stretched Out As Villarreal Progress to Europa League Final Ahead of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal

Nigerian Star Stretched Out As Villarreal Progress to Europa League Final Ahead of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal

- Villarreal will face Manchester United in the Europa League final later this month

- The La Liga outfit forced Arsenal to a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium

- Unai Emery's men reached the final on a 2-1 aggregate win over the Gunners after both legs

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al after failing to score in the second leg of their Europa League semifinal clash at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, May 6.

The Gunners needed to score at least a goal to secure their passage to their second consecutive final but they crashed out after losing 2-1 on aggregate in the reverse fixture.

Mikel Arteta's men kicked off the game like they meant serious business with their captain Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang hitting the post but it was just a flash in the pan.

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The duo of Nicolas Pepe and Emile Smith Rowe also had their chances early after the resumption but their efforts went wide.

Nigerian Star Stretched Out As Villarreal Progress to Europa League Final Ahead of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal
Bukayo Saka trying to go past three Villarreal players during their Europa League semifinal second leg clash at Emirates Stadium. Photo by Christopher Lee - UEFA
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And for the second time in the game, Aubameyang was denied a chance to find the back of the net by the woodworks following his downward header later in the game.

This however means that the North Londoners will not be playing in Europe next season as they currently sit ninth on the table with 49 points while they have four more games to go this term.

Meanwhile, Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze was stretched out of the game in the first half and the club will await medical reports before knowing how long he would be out for.

Villarreal will now face Manchester United in the final of the Europa League with the Red Devils gunning for their second in the last four years.

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They last won the title under former boss Jose Mourinho at the end of the 2016-17 season and winning it again could mean Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cemented his place as the manager of the team.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United have booked a place in this season's Europa League final after seeing off AS Roma in a two-legged semi-final fixture.

United were looking to make amends to their performance from last season when they were bundled out of the competition in the semis by Sevilla.

And they took a huge step towards progressing to the last round of the tournament following their 6-2 win over the Italian giants in the first leg.

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