Europa League

25 Apr 19
Latest Football News

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and Leroy Sane speak after their side moved to the top of the table with a derby win over Manchester United. With Champions League and Europa League success, Shaka Hislop's Power Rankings feature quite a few Premier League clubs. The Premier League has drawn up plans to have two trophies […]

25 Apr 19
Metro
Sokratis admitted that Arsenal were not good enough during their defeat to Wolves on Wednesday (Getty Images) Sokratis Papastathopolous has called on his Arsenal teammates to take responsibility following back-to-back Premier League defeats and insisted they must win their remaining three games to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Arsenal’s top-four hopes have taken a hit over the past few days after they followed up a 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Sunday with a 3-1 loss to Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday. Those results mean that Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League table with three games remaining, a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea and four away from their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in third. Sokratis, who scored Arsenal’s consolation against Wolves, insisted that Arsenal must do all they can to finish in the top four and win the Europa League, while also absolving his manager Unai Emery from any criticism. Arsenal face a fight to finish in the top four following their defeat to Wolves (Getty Images) ‘[Wednesday night] was a bad moment for us,’ Sokratis admitted. ‘We cannot change it now. So we look forward to the next game. All the players take responsibility. We are not stupid. We know that we didn’t play good. We have to win all the games and be there. ‘Maybe a little bit [of the problem is physical and mental] but it is not time to have excuses. We have to look forward: three games more. We need to win all the games and get nine points and we’ll see if we can be in the top four. I trust 100 per cent my team and the players and I think we can do it.” ‘For us we have to be in the best four teams in the Premier League and then after to win also the Europa League,” he said. “We cannot wait only for our one chance. We have two chances and we have to fight for both. ‘Leicester is another difficult game and if we face [it] like this, we will lose. It’s clear. It is not the problem of the coach, the system, it is nothing. It is just us. We have to win the next [League] three games and it is finished.’ [metro-tag-post-strip]
25 Apr 19
The Offside Rule

After a week of shocks for some of the top clubs, the Premier League fixture list is down to three weeks. With plenty to play for at both ends of the table, where can fantasy managers turn to for a boost during the run-in? With Gameweek 36 getting underway on Friday, time is already ticking […]

25 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
ARSENAL and Chelsea will receive just 7,000 tickets each should they reach the Europa League final – despite the stadium holding 68,700. According to the Mail, Uefa seem unwilling to budge on the allocations for the match being staged at Baku’s Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan on May 29. Clubs will be handed just 7,000 tickets for their own fans for the Europa League final at the 68,700-seater Olympic Stadium in Baku It is understood Uefa put 37,500 tickets for the final on general sale. That equates to 58 per cent of the stadium’s available seats, which is a record high for the public to snap up, while thousands of others are set to go to commercial partners. However, Uefa have struggled to ship those tickets and even re-opened applications after the initial March 21 deadline. Individuals can buy up to four tickets per transaction – up from the usual two – with the cheapest ticket just £25. But with high travel costs to factor in – Baku is almost 2,500 miles from London and a return flight costs approximately £500 – and the average salary in Azerbaijan £190 per month, Uefa have found many people who have reserved tickets have not paid for them. Football Supporters Europe representative Ronan Evian told the Mail: “We can now confirm our initial assessment that it is really difficult for Azerbaijani fans to purchase tickets for the final, due to the high prices in comparison with the purchasing power of the locals. [quote credit=”Ronan Evian, Football Supporters Europe”]We expect to Uefa to reconsider its ticket allocation and transfer some of the tickets that were reserved for public sales to the finalists.[/quote] “Now that we have three our of four teams qualified for the finals who are likely to bring high numbers of fans to Baku, we expect Uefa to reconsider its ticket allocation and transfer some of the tickets that were reserved for public sales to the finalists.” Arsenal have 44,000 season-ticket holders at the Emirates while Chelsea have around 24,000 – together they could just about fill the entire Baku stadium. But instead, the majority look set to miss out on the chance to potentially see their side lift their only silverware of the season. The Gunners take on Unai Emery’s former side Valencia in the semi-finals while Chelsea must get past Eintracht Frankfurt to secure their place in the final. A Uefa spokesperson said: “The number of tickets reserved for supporters of the two finalists will be confirmed in due course. [article-rail-section title=”Latest Europa League news” posts_category=”2799″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “The remaining tickets will be allocated to the local organising committee, national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme. “Regarding ticketing for the general public, due to a high demand for tickets, the allocation process was completed by a lottery and took place once the application window phase closed. Successful applicants were invited to proceed with payment for their tickets. “In order to secure the tickets, applicants were required to make payment within a specified timeframe. As some tickets were left unpaid, they were offered for sale to other applicants whose application was initially unsuccessful.” Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri will be desperate to reach the Europa League final – but may not be cheered on by many fans [bc_video video_id=”6027991984001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Waterford have been denied a Uefa licence to compete in the Europa League next season”]
25 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
ARSENAL and Chelsea will receive just 7,000 tickets each should they reach the Europa League final – despite the stadium holding 68,700. According to the Mail, Uefa seem unwilling to budge on the allocations for the match being staged at Baku’s Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan on May 29. Clubs will be handed just 7,000 tickets for their own fans for the Europa League final at the 68,700-seater Olympic Stadium in Baku It is understood Uefa put 37,500 tickets for the final on general sale. That equates to 58 per cent of the stadium’s available seats, which is a record high for the public to snap up, while thousands of others are set to go to commercial partners. However, Uefa have struggled to ship those tickets and even re-opened applications after the initial March 21 deadline. Individuals can buy up to four tickets per transaction – up from the usual two – with the cheapest ticket just £25. But with high travel costs to factor in – Baku is almost 2,500 miles from London and a return flight costs approximately £500 – and the average salary in Azerbaijan £190 per month, Uefa have found many people who have reserved tickets have not paid for them. Football Supporters Europe representative Ronan Evian told the Mail: “We can now confirm our initial assessment that it is really difficult for Azerbaijani fans to purchase tickets for the final, due to the high prices in comparison with the purchasing power of the locals. [quote credit=”Ronan Evian, Football Supporters Europe”]We expect to Uefa to reconsider its ticket allocation and transfer some of the tickets that were reserved for public sales to the finalists.[/quote] “Now that we have three our of four teams qualified for the finals who are likely to bring high numbers of fans to Baku, we expect Uefa to reconsider its ticket allocation and transfer some of the tickets that were reserved for public sales to the finalists.” Arsenal have 44,000 season-ticket holders at the Emirates while Chelsea have around 24,000 – together they could just about fill the entire Baku stadium. But instead, the majority look set to miss out on the chance to potentially see their side lift their only silverware of the season. The Gunners take on Unai Emery’s former side Valencia in the semi-finals while Chelsea must get past Eintracht Frankfurt to secure their place in the final. A Uefa spokesperson said: “The number of tickets reserved for supporters of the two finalists will be confirmed in due course. [article-rail-section title=”Latest Europa League news” posts_category=”1125″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “The remaining tickets will be allocated to the local organising committee, national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme. “Regarding ticketing for the general public, due to a high demand for tickets, the allocation process was completed by a lottery and took place once the application window phase closed. Successful applicants were invited to proceed with payment for their tickets. “In order to secure the tickets, applicants were required to make payment within a specified timeframe. As some tickets were left unpaid, they were offered for sale to other applicants whose application was initially unsuccessful.” Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri will be desperate to reach the Europa League final – but may not be cheered on by many fans [bc_video video_id=”6027991984001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Waterford have been denied a Uefa licence to compete in the Europa League next season”]
25 Apr 19
The Sun
ARSENAL and Chelsea will receive just 7,000 tickets each should they reach the Europa League final – despite the stadium holding 68,700. According to the Mail, Uefa seem unwilling to budge on the allocations for the match being staged at Baku’s Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan on May 29. Clubs will be handed just 7,000 tickets for their own fans for the Europa League final at the 68,700-seater Olympic Stadium in Baku It is understood Uefa put 37,500 tickets for the final on general sale. That equates to 58 per cent of the stadium’s available seats, which is a record high for the public to snap up, while thousands of others are set to go to commercial partners. However, Uefa have struggled to ship those tickets and even re-opened applications after the initial March 21 deadline. Individuals can buy up to four tickets per transaction – up from the usual two – with the cheapest ticket just £25. But with high travel costs to factor in – Baku is almost 2,500 miles from London and a return flight costs approximately £500 – and the average salary in Azerbaijan £190 per month, Uefa have found many people who have reserved tickets have not paid for them. Football Supporters Europe representative Ronan Evian told the Mail: “We can now confirm our initial assessment that it is really difficult for Azerbaijani fans to purchase tickets for the final, due to the high prices in comparison with the purchasing power of the locals. [quote credit=”Ronan Evian, Football Supporters Europe”]We expect to Uefa to reconsider its ticket allocation and transfer some of the tickets that were reserved for public sales to the finalists.[/quote] “Now that we have three our of four teams qualified for the finals who are likely to bring high numbers of fans to Baku, we expect Uefa to reconsider its ticket allocation and transfer some of the tickets that were reserved for public sales to the finalists.” Arsenal have 44,000 season-ticket holders at the Emirates while Chelsea have around 24,000 – together they could just about fill the entire Baku stadium. But instead, the majority look set to miss out on the chance to potentially see their side lift their only silverware of the season. The Gunners take on Unai Emery’s former side Valencia in the semi-finals while Chelsea must get past Eintracht Frankfurt to secure their place in the final. A Uefa spokesperson said: “The number of tickets reserved for supporters of the two finalists will be confirmed in due course. [article-rail-section title=”Latest Europa League news” posts_category=”7303″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “The remaining tickets will be allocated to the local organising committee, national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme. “Regarding ticketing for the general public, due to a high demand for tickets, the allocation process was completed by a lottery and took place once the application window phase closed. Successful applicants were invited to proceed with payment for their tickets. “In order to secure the tickets, applicants were required to make payment within a specified timeframe. As some tickets were left unpaid, they were offered for sale to other applicants whose application was initially unsuccessful.” Unai Emery and Maurizio Sarri will be desperate to reach the Europa League final – but may not be cheered on by many fans [bc_video video_id=”6027991984001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Waterford have been denied a Uefa licence to compete in the Europa League next season”]
25 Apr 19
Noticias Ultimas

Los Diablos Rojos han estado en mala forma últimamente, perdiendo siete de sus últimos nueve juegos en todas las competiciones. El sol Ahora ha informado que el club Old Trafford quiere despedir a Alexis Sánchez y Marcos Rojo en una liquidación de escuadrones de verano. El defensor argentino Rojo apenas ha aparecido en la Premier […]

25 Apr 19
AFROINSIDER

Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Unai Emery reactsa ahead of the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on April 24, 2019. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS / AFP) /  Unai Emery refused to give up on Arsenal’s Champions League hopes after seeing his side embarrassed […]

25 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Send your thoughts to theeditor@football365.com … RIP Man UtdRaheem Sterling beat Paul Pogba for the header. I rolled my eyes, threw my head back, and saw the corrugated iron that serves as the roof of Old Trafford. At that moment, I knew it. I really knew it for a while but did not want to […]

25 Apr 19
The Sun
ARSENAL fans appear to have resigned themselves to Europa League football next season following yet another away day Prem defeat. The Gunners crashed to a disappointing 3-1 loss at Wolves last night just four days after Crystal Palace put them to the sword. This is the image posted to Reddit epitomising Arsenal’s season It leaves them in a precarious position in the race for a top four finish as they sit in fifth, one point behind Chelsea and four adrift of Tottenham. Two of their last three games of the season are away from home against both Leicester and Burnley. And Arsenal fans are slowly accepting the fact that – despite getting so close – they will fall at the final hurdle and miss out on Europe’s most prestigious competition. Commenting on an image epitomising Arsenal’s late struggles, one said: “Oh the joys of being an Arsenal fan. “Every single season I try to not build some sort of hope, and yet I still feel bitter disappointment each season. I am at that point.” Another joked: “Europa League is where it’s at, at least we can enjoy winning some games against quality clubs like FC Vorslka.” And a third added: “There’s a distinct possibility of Chelsea getting 4th, winning the Europa League and us losing 4th by a point even if we win all our matches, or losing 4th due to goal difference. “Thinking of this makes me ill.” [boxout headline=”Arsenal’s away record”]Played: 17 Won: 6 Drawn: 4 Lost: 7 Goals scored: 28 Goals conceded: 31 Points: 22 [/boxout] Arsenal have won just two of their last 10 away games in the Premier League – against rock bottom Huddersfield and a Watford side who played for 80 minutes with 10 men — Orbinho (@Orbinho) April 24, 2019 Arsenal, a shockingly average team who don't deserve top four. Fair play if we win Europa league, but to lose to palace at home, concede to CHRISTIAN BENTEKE and 3-0 down at Wolves in a week isn't a team that deserves Champions League next year. — Dammit Arsenal🤦 (@DammitArsenal) April 24, 2019 [article-rail-topic title=”latest Arsenal news” term_id=”881″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even if Arsenal do miss out on fourth, they still have another shot of Champions League football if they win the Europa League. But first they need to knock out Valencia before taking on either Chelsea or Eintracht Frankfurt in the final in Baku. Arsenal fans will look back at their away form as the huge disappointment of the campaign. They have picked up just six wins in 17 matches and sit ninth in the form table. [bc_video video_id=”6029646639001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Unai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s shock loss at Wolves”] Arsenal crashed to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Wolves last night Arsenal sit point adrift of Chelsea who occupy a top four spot Arsenal’s record in the away league table 10/11 1st11/12 3rd12/13 2nd13/14 2nd14/15 3rd15/16 3rd16/17 6th17/18 10th18/19 10th (2 games to play) This isn’t “typical weak minded Arsenal”, this is a new problem. — Calum (@CalArsenal) April 24, 2019 Champions League is overrated. Europa League has always been the more niche and exclusive tournament anyway — Triple A theories (@AbdiasisAden88) April 24, 2019
25 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
ARSENAL fans appear to have resigned themselves to Europa League football next season following yet another away day Prem defeat. The Gunners crashed to a disappointing 3-1 loss at Wolves last night just four days after Crystal Palace put them to the sword. This is the image posted to Reddit epitomising Arsenal’s season It leaves them in a precarious position in the race for a top four finish as they sit in fifth, one point behind Chelsea and four adrift of Tottenham. Two of their last three games of the season are away from home against both Leicester and Burnley. And Arsenal fans are slowly accepting the fact that – despite getting so close – they will fall at the final hurdle and miss out on Europe’s most prestigious competition. Commenting on an image epitomising Arsenal’s late struggles, one said: “Oh the joys of being an Arsenal fan. “Every single season I try to not build some sort of hope, and yet I still feel bitter disappointment each season. I am at that point.” Another joked: “Europa League is where it’s at, at least we can enjoy winning some games against quality clubs like FC Vorslka.” And a third added: “There’s a distinct possibility of Chelsea getting 4th, winning the Europa League and us losing 4th by a point even if we win all our matches, or losing 4th due to goal difference. “Thinking of this makes me ill.” [boxout headline=”Arsenal’s away record”]Played: 17 Won: 6 Drawn: 4 Lost: 7 Goals scored: 28 Goals conceded: 31 Points: 22 [/boxout] Arsenal have won just two of their last 10 away games in the Premier League – against rock bottom Huddersfield and a Watford side who played for 80 minutes with 10 men — Orbinho (@Orbinho) April 24, 2019 Arsenal, a shockingly average team who don't deserve top four. Fair play if we win Europa league, but to lose to palace at home, concede to CHRISTIAN BENTEKE and 3-0 down at Wolves in a week isn't a team that deserves Champions League next year. — Dammit Arsenal🤦 (@DammitArsenal) April 24, 2019 [article-rail-topic title=”latest Arsenal news” term_id=”881″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even if Arsenal do miss out on fourth, they still have another shot of Champions League football if they win the Europa League. But first they need to knock out Valencia before taking on either Chelsea or Eintracht Frankfurt in the final in Baku. Arsenal fans will look back at their away form as the huge disappointment of the campaign. They have picked up just six wins in 17 matches and sit ninth in the form table. [bc_video video_id=”6029646639001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Unai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s shock loss at Wolves”] Arsenal crashed to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Wolves last night Arsenal sit point adrift of Chelsea who occupy a top four spot Arsenal’s record in the away league table 10/11 1st11/12 3rd12/13 2nd13/14 2nd14/15 3rd15/16 3rd16/17 6th17/18 10th18/19 10th (2 games to play) This isn’t “typical weak minded Arsenal”, this is a new problem. — Calum (@CalArsenal) April 24, 2019 Champions League is overrated. Europa League has always been the more niche and exclusive tournament anyway — Triple A theories (@AbdiasisAden88) April 24, 2019
25 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
ARSENAL fans appear to have resigned themselves to Europa League football next season following yet another away day Prem defeat. The Gunners crashed to a disappointing 3-1 loss at Wolves last night just four days after Crystal Palace put them to the sword. This is the image posted to Reddit epitomising Arsenal’s season It leaves them in a precarious position in the race for a top four finish as they sit in fifth, one point behind Chelsea and four adrift of Tottenham. Two of their last three games of the season are away from home against both Leicester and Burnley. And Arsenal fans are slowly accepting the fact that – despite getting so close – they will fall at the final hurdle and miss out on Europe’s most prestigious competition. Commenting on an image epitomising Arsenal’s late struggles, one said: “Oh the joys of being an Arsenal fan. “Every single season I try to not build some sort of hope, and yet I still feel bitter disappointment each season. I am at that point.” Another joked: “Europa League is where it’s at, at least we can enjoy winning some games against quality clubs like FC Vorslka.” And a third added: “There’s a distinct possibility of Chelsea getting 4th, winning the Europa League and us losing 4th by a point even if we win all our matches, or losing 4th due to goal difference. “Thinking of this makes me ill.” [boxout headline=”Arsenal’s away record”]Played: 17 Won: 6 Drawn: 4 Lost: 7 Goals scored: 28 Goals conceded: 31 Points: 22 [/boxout] Arsenal have won just two of their last 10 away games in the Premier League – against rock bottom Huddersfield and a Watford side who played for 80 minutes with 10 men — Orbinho (@Orbinho) April 24, 2019 Arsenal, a shockingly average team who don't deserve top four. Fair play if we win Europa league, but to lose to palace at home, concede to CHRISTIAN BENTEKE and 3-0 down at Wolves in a week isn't a team that deserves Champions League next year. — Dammit Arsenal🤦 (@DammitArsenal) April 24, 2019 [article-rail-topic title=”latest Arsenal news” term_id=”881″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even if Arsenal do miss out on fourth, they still have another shot of Champions League football if they win the Europa League. But first they need to knock out Valencia before taking on either Chelsea or Eintracht Frankfurt in the final in Baku. Arsenal fans will look back at their away form as the huge disappointment of the campaign. They have picked up just six wins in 17 matches and sit ninth in the form table. [bc_video video_id=”6029646639001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Unai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s shock loss at Wolves”] Arsenal crashed to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Wolves last night Arsenal sit point adrift of Chelsea who occupy a top four spot Arsenal’s record in the away league table 10/11 1st11/12 3rd12/13 2nd13/14 2nd14/15 3rd15/16 3rd16/17 6th17/18 10th18/19 10th (2 games to play) This isn’t “typical weak minded Arsenal”, this is a new problem. — Calum (@CalArsenal) April 24, 2019 Champions League is overrated. Europa League has always been the more niche and exclusive tournament anyway — Triple A theories (@AbdiasisAden88) April 24, 2019
25 Apr 19
FIFAFX.com

Last time around, after 15 games of season 9, we were 4 points clear, well the end of this good form coincided with the start of December, and the infamous ‘Christmas Fuckery period’, which runs throughout December into January. This is a period whereby the game turns on its head if you are doing well, […]

25 Apr 19
Metro
United’s top four hopes are not gone just yet (Picture: Getty) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not planning for Europa League football next season after Arsenal‘s defeat to Wolves on Wednesday night kept Manchester United in the hunt for a Champions League spot. United were brushed aside by Manchester City at Old Trafford, but remain just three points off of fourth spot after Wolves beat Arsenal 3-0 in their game. Chelsea occupy fourth spot with 67 points, a point ahead of Arsenal, and the Blues are now in the driving seat to qualify for next season’s Champions League. But despite the defeat to City, Solskjaer is still confident his side can pip Chelsea and Arsenal to fourth spot. ‘I’m concerned about the lack of results that we get,’ Solskjaer said after the game against City. [metro-video id=”1912310″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/04/25/7819650220877526413/960x540_MP4_7819650220877526413.mp4″ image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/06/12692856-0-image-a-5_1556171895767.jpg”%5D ‘And in times like these it’s not time to point fingers at anyone or blame anyone. We’ve got to stick together and the strange reality is we’re still in with a shout for top four. ‘We’ve got Chelsea here on Sunday. You could see a reaction here today from the lads, which is all good, but we need more quality on Sunday and need to win that game. ‘And if we win it and there are two games to make sure we get enough points and goals.’ Arsenal’s defeat at Wolves may prove costly for the Gunners (Picture: Getty) ‘Of course we wanna get into the top four,’ Solskjaer added. ‘I’ve not been thinking or planning on Thursday nights yet so we’ll have to see when May 12 is done, we just gotta make sure we give ourselves a chance now on Sunday.’ Chelsea and United face off at Old Trafford on Sunday in a crucial game in the race for top four. Win away in Manchester and Chelsea will be the favourites to claim the final Champions League spot. Arsenal will have the chance to pile the pressure on United and Chelsea as they play earlier in the day on Sunday against Leicester City. [metro-video id=”1912316″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/04/25/937729096866614312/480x270_MP4_937729096866614312.mp4″ image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/07/12693590-0-image-a-2_1556174090755.jpg”%5D [metro-zone-post-strip]