Arsenal Knocked out of Europa League by Villareal

Arsenal crush from Europa League
  • Arsenal was knocked out of Europe by Villareal at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night
  • The match ended 0 -0 and the Spanish side progressed on aggregate
  • The Gunners had a chance in either half but could not find the breakthrough

Arsenal was eliminated by Villareal in the Europa League as Mikel Arteta’s side was unable to get past former Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s side.

It was a night that Martin Keown described as the ‘worst we have seen in a long time’ as the Gunners crumbled.

The North London side came into the match knowing that a 1-0 win was all they needed to see them progress to the finals, having gotten an away goal in the first leg in Spain.

However, Mikel Arteta’s side failed to capitalize on the minimal chances that they created in either half, as the visitors looked more threatening with their chances.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang hit the post twice as Rob Holding also came close to giving the Gunners the goal they desperately needed.

It was sweet victory for Unai Emery who got the win over the side that he managed before being sacked by the board and replaced by Mikel Arteta.

A dejected Arteta in his post-match interview congratulated Villareal on the win and again rued the first-leg match that saw the Gunners go down to two goals in the opening twenty minutes.

Struggling in ninth position on the table and with four games left in the league, Arsenal look set to miss on European football for the first time in 25 years.

Villareal will now face Manchester United in the Europa League final.