Why Arsenal have no excuses after managing their way to the finals

Arsenal’s chances of winning the Europa League 2020-21 were clarified after Slavia Prague pulled in the quarter-final draw on Friday. The Gunners have been one of the regular sides in the competition this season, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

After taking control of their group, Mikel Arteta’s side have continued their form of fine-grained formations at batting stages, where they beat Benfica and Olympiacos to reach the semi-finals.

There is a lot involved for Arsenal in the Europa League this season, as they are not doing well in the Premier League at the moment.

Positioned in tenth place low in the league table, the Gunners are in danger of losing out to the Champions League next season. That leaves the Europa League as their only option to qualify for the European club ‘s ribbon blue football tournament next campaign.

Arsenal have a management path to the final

Friday’s draw of the Europa League was very favorable for Arsenal, as the Gunners have a very manageable path to go all the way in the competition. However, the biggest threat to Arsenal ‘s title could come from their Premier League rivals, Manchester United.

Arsenal have avoided the Red Devils for now and cannot face them before the final.

Meanwhile, a draw against Slavia Prague in the semi-finals should be no longer than the Gunners. However, the Czech Republic side have been big killers, having already eliminated Leicester City and Rangers from the competition, something Arsenal needed to be wary of.

If the Gunners can get past Slavia Prague, a clash against Villarreal or Dinamo Zagreb awaits them in the semi-finals.

Arsenal have little excuse for failure

Arsenal Mikel Arteta received a very favorable draw in the Europa League 2020-21. The Gunners have never won a major European award, so this may be the chance for Arsenal to defeat those demons.

The upcoming games in the tournament may look affordable, but Arsenal cannot underestimate their opponents or be complacent. There are lessons to be learned since Dinamo Zagreb eliminated Tottenham Hotspur despite Spurs winning the first leg 2-0 at home.

Arteta has already warned his side to take lessons from Spurs’ humble revolution, saying that no objection can be accepted acceptably. He said of this:

“It shows the level of opposition,” the Spaniard said after Arsenal’s qualification to the Europa League semi-finals, as Metro said. People will definitely assume that you are playing against any opponent and you are going to be through because of the name of the club they represent. It’s not like that. ”

Nevertheless, Arsenal have a golden opportunity to make their second European final in three years. If they don’t self-destruct, they could go all the way in the Europa League this season.

Published March 20, 2021, 14:08 IST