Arsenal take on Chelsea in Baku this evening, in the Europa League final 2019.

It’s a game of huge importance for the Gunners. We could win a trophy and then entry into next season’s Champions League.

Here’s the team Unai Emery has picked to do the job.

Arsenal: Cech; Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Torreira, Kolasinac; Ozil; Aubameyang, Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Jenkinson, Elneny, Guendouzi, Willock, Saka, Amaechi, Iwobi, Nketiah, Welbeck

Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.

Subs: 12 other twats

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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my name is bob
my name is bob
8 months ago

COYG! Let’s score 80 goals!

Hantal
Hantal
8 months ago
Reply to  my name is bob

You’d get great odds

Cdm995
Cdm995
8 months ago
Reply to  Hantal

Stick £10 on it, then when you win give the money to UEFA so they’ll hold every match of next seasons champions league at arsenal.

my name is bob
my name is bob
8 months ago
Reply to  my name is bob

In retrospect, I was a little overzealous

CJay
CJay
8 months ago

Solid, balanced lineup. We got this. COYG.

Giovani
Giovani
8 months ago

Shit, i thought kante wasnt playing tonight
anyway, COME ON YOU GUNNERS!

CJay
CJay
8 months ago
Reply to  Giovani

kinda struck me as Chel$hit playing mind games to throw us off

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
8 months ago
Reply to  Giovani

Hope a not-fully-recovered Kante performs badly as he did when sick during worldcup final.

AmericanGooner
AmericanGooner
8 months ago

Go on then boys! I feel a big game coming for Laca for some odd reason! Let’s goooooo!!!!

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
8 months ago

Here we go

Make Arsenal Great Again
Make Arsenal Great Again
8 months ago

Come on you gunners!

Red-Sky
Red-Sky
8 months ago

Tonigh we fight.

ArsenAlan
ArsenAlan
8 months ago
Reply to  Red-Sky

THIS IS SP-ARSENAL!

BigArse
BigArse
8 months ago

I would have preferred a back 4 but in Unai I trust. COYG!

Billy Bob
Billy Bob
8 months ago

Interesting that he didn’t put Mustafi in the first team – I get the impression that when he has a choice the boss choses not to play him!!! Sign of things to come for mustafi? Anyway, here is hoping the boys do themselves and the club a justice!!!

Carll
Carll
8 months ago

Blogs… did you do the voiceover for the Risk, reward, pleasure and pain | The road to Baku – video on arsenal.com? Or am i going crazy? Is this general knowledge?!

kaius
kaius
8 months ago
Reply to  Carll

He kept it quiet, but the cat’s out the bag now lol

Ben
Ben
8 months ago
Reply to  Carll

OMG, you’re right!!!

Chidi
Chidi
8 months ago

Strongest line up….. Very upbeat. Especially without mustafi. Let’s hope we ain’t forced to bring him on. #coyg

kaius
kaius
8 months ago

This formation is for you Sead Kolasinac – we need a big performance from you tonight

UNLEASH the TANK!

JBGooner
JBGooner
8 months ago

COYG?⚪️

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down
8 months ago

Just fucking do it lads. PLEASE. That is all.

Another Paul
Another Paul
8 months ago

Strong line up but very little to bring off the bench…

Anonymarse
Anonymarse
8 months ago
Reply to  Another Paul

Welbeck ftw

Arseman
Arseman
8 months ago
Reply to  Another Paul

We have Welbeck and Nketiah to come off the bench to score goal# 4 and 5 😉

Dom
Dom
8 months ago

Based on Arsenal calling out UEFA prior to the game, I think we are going to be on the wrong end of some bad calls. Hopefully it doesn’t matter and we can win big!!

Jim
Jim
8 months ago

Come on Arsenal!

Kabuttar
Kabuttar
8 months ago

12 other twats ??? coyg

bdotm
bdotm
8 months ago
Reply to  Kabuttar

Evergreen stuff. COYG!

Lobster
Lobster
8 months ago

The kind of game where legends are made. Let’s go boys!

btw
btw
8 months ago

Giroud, made my stomach hurt, every x-Arsenal players scores against us. Will be OK after we’re 4 goals clear though…

Caligunner
Caligunner
8 months ago

Being from the US I didn’t know the time difference for the game in Baku lol the game is going to start 11pm local time?!?! Wtf what is the point of having it there if you are going to do that to them? I understand UEFA doesn’t care except the money and make more convenient for the real audience lol that’s just stupid for having there

Pajanee
Pajanee
8 months ago

I’m really stressed guys….let me do some prayers before the match start.

Obama Young
8 months ago

Damn it, I heard Kante might have missed through injury, but there he is starting.

Hantal
Hantal
8 months ago

Anyone else think the refs too close to the ball? A few times we’ve had breaks slowed by him being in the way

Jomki
8 months ago

COG

Deano
8 months ago

Seemed so sensible to throw all them points away at the end of the season

Badaab
Badaab
8 months ago

VAR omitted as unused sub from above lists.

Hank Scoprio
Hank Scoprio
8 months ago

Thankfully I chose to follow this on Arseblog and not watch the game and inevitable self destruction when it counts.. Leave the team and our master tactician to fend for themselves in Bukkaku I say…

Ballz
Ballz
8 months ago
Reply to  Hank Scoprio

Screw Emery. Horrible tactics from a horrible manager

James
James
8 months ago

I’m done with these clowns.

Hank Scoprio
Hank Scoprio
8 months ago
Reply to  James

Best just to put them in Armenian football kits and let them loose. The survivors that make it back can keep their place in the squad. We really should not be surprised

Ballz
Ballz
8 months ago
Reply to  James

I 100% blame Emery’s tactics. Wtf is he telling the players to do? We’re so timid in possession!

Dave
Dave
8 months ago

-sighs- I was expecting us to throw it all away and yet I’m feeling down and disappointed….we need a serious rebuild, we’re quite often so toothless even when we have 2 amazing strikers

Ballz
Ballz
8 months ago

This game sums up Unai Emery for me. His style of play is so timid. The players are scared of playing. The fear of making mistakes is so much stronger than the desire to play powerful attacking football. Everything is so methodical and timid.
We could have really gone for it in the first half when Chelsea seemed disinterested, but no! Emery kept instructing his players to play safe, slow passes.
Small-mindedness

Wilshere's Middle Finger
Wilshere's Middle Finger
8 months ago

Ozil needs to fuck off back to that video game he lives in. Useless cunt.

Angry Arsenal Nerd
Angry Arsenal Nerd
8 months ago

Ozil slowly walking off has left a bad taste in my mouth, could be the spicy pizza I ate earlier mind you…

ScotchEggsRule
ScotchEggsRule
8 months ago

Rubbish end to a rubnish season. “The king is dead. Long live the king”

Tribe
Tribe
8 months ago

Well, how about that? Words can’t describe this…

Merlin’s Panini
Merlin’s Panini
8 months ago

Fucking hell. If we had at least played like the game fucking mattered I wouldn’t be so pissed off. You don’t lose 4-1 in a European Cup final. So embarrassing. The shit form in the last few games cost us so much and everyone is complicit. Not a single player who just went “fuck this, I’m not having this”. We need fighters. All I can say is well done to Aaron Ramsey for getting out. The board have their work cut out this summer but I have no hope of them doing anything of use. Sort this shit out.

Santori
Santori
8 months ago

Yeah..no Mustafi we’re going to be solid at the back…wait….who are Wolves?