When Chelsea meets Arsenal in the Europa League final on the shores of the Caspian Sea on Wednesday, it might be coach Maurizio Sarri’s last match in charge despite what appears as a solid first year at Stamford Bridge.
England’s Premier League claimed a clean sweep of all four places in the finals of Europe’s two club competitions as the most commercially successful league in the world finally translated its financial power into success on the field.
Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City is back to its best after Sergio Agüero’s hat-trick secured a 3-1 win against Arsenal, with the manager admitting they did not “recognize” themselves after the defeat at Newcastle United last week.
As a melee broke out near the corner of the Arsenal goal at the end of FA Cup tie between the Gunners and Manchester United, Paul Pogba stood back and just did a few stretches with a smile on his face, seemingly amused by the whole scene.
Angry Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri accused his players of lacking determination and being “difficult to motivate” after watching their lackluster 2-0 defeat away to London rival Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.
American billionaire Stan Kroenke struck a deal to take Arsenal private by buying out Russian rival and minority investor Alisher Usmanov in a move that values the English Premier League soccer club at around $2.3 billion (£1.78 billion).