Petr Cech says he’s been impressed by the work done this season by Unai Emery and his coaching staff, and believes they’ve laid foundations to build on.
The veteran keeper, who is retiring at the end of the season, says securing Champions League football by winning the Europa League will help speed up the progress.
Financially, the benefits are huge. Without wanting to make anyone sick, Sp*rs will earn €102m for reaching the final this season, and another €4m if they win it 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢.
In contrast, Arsenal lifting the Europa League would generate somewhere in the region of €25m for the entire campaign, so you can see how vital it is that we get back in there, and why the last few weeks have been so frustrating after we blew the chance to finish in the top four.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s game against Valencia, Cech said, “As a coaching staff, they have done really well.
“They have built a solid foundation for next season and the years coming. Obviously, it will depend on how well they are going to do but the way Unai works and his team, they are on the right way.
“We have done pretty well and we can have a great achievement if we win the Europa League, which will be the ultimate thing for everybody now.
“It will be helped if we win the Europa League because you go to Champions League and that makes things easier for everyone.
“Unai is building those foundations where the club should improve. I genuinely believe there is a positive future coming.”
Let’s hope that we can see evidence of that again this evening, and that we ensure we have the twin prizes of the Europa League to play for at the end of May.