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Koscielny, Aubameyang both 3/10 as Arsenal wilt in Europa League final

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson laments Arsenal's defensive inadequacies and lack of spirit after the Gunners fell to rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti answers the burning question at Chelsea after their Europa League triumph: Will Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri say goodbye?
Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson credit Chelsea's quality in the second half for their 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final.

After a goalless first half, Arsenal saw their Champions League dream evaporate in the first 20 minutes of the second half, as goals from Olivier Giroud, Pedro and a send-off penalty from Eden Hazard saw Chelsea run out to a 3-0 lead.

Alex Iwobi pulled one back with a brilliant volley into the top-right corner but Hazard answered just three minutes later to make it 4-1 and squash any comeback hopes in Baku.

No Champions League football once again for Arsenal which is thoroughly disappointing.

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Arsenal's key to winning Europa League: BFFs Lacazette and Aubameyang

The pair had been rivals for many years. First competing for the Ligue 1 Golden Boot award, but also for a few seasons as part of one of the biggest derbies in French football, Lyon vs. Saint-Etienne. It was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs. Alexandre Lacazette or Lacazette vs. Aubameyang. Opponents first and foremost, but also nice to each other when together off the pitch.

"There has always been a lot of respect between us," Lacazette said.

After all those years of playing against each other, they...

Lacazette: I prefer to play with Auba as partner

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette said he prefers to play alongside Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, rather than as a lone striker.

Unai Emery has started the two forwards together in 25 of Arsenal's 62 games this season, using the pair particularly sparingly in the early stages of the Europa League and in exactly half of their Premier League fixtures.

However, of the 50 goals scored between them in all competitions, 31 of them have come when both men have been on the pitch at the same time.

And Lacazette...

Liverpool's Mane, Salah share Golden Boot with Arsenal's Aubameyang

Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scored twice on the final Sunday to share the Premier League's Golden Boot award for top scorer with last season's winner Mohamed Salah.

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The achievement of the three African strikers left Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp especially proud as he has played such an important...

Aubameyang scores twice, rates 8/10 to win Golden Boot share

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as joint top scorers in the league in Arsenal's 3-1 win at Burnley.
English Premier League: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (63') Burnley 0-2 Arsenal

Arsenal finished the season with a 3-1 victory over Burnley to ensure they finished above Manchester United in fifth place.

A double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners control of the game, before Ashley Barnes pulled one back. However, Eddie Nketiah set the seal on the victory in stoppage time with his first career Premier League goal.

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Aubameyang will be delighted that his brace meant that he was jointly awarded...

Aubameyang's brilliance at Valencia shows he's capable of carrying Arsenal back to the Champions League

VALENCIA, Spain -- Unai Emery's first campaign will be deemed a success or a failure based upon the 58th and final game of Arsenal's season.

After the dreadful performance in a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Sunday effectively confirmed that Arsenal would miss out on Champions League qualification through the conventional route, this hugely impressive 4-2 victory away at the Mestalla means they'll travel to Baku, Azerbaijan, later this month to face rivals Chelsea to earn a place in Europe's premier competition...