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Europa: Chukwueze Goes Off Injured As Villarreal Knock Arsenal Out, Set Up Final Clash Vs Manchester United

Europa: Chukwueze Goes Off Injured As Villarreal Knock Arsenal Out, Set Up Final Clash Vs Manchester United

Samuel Chukwueze was in action before going off injured as Villarreal held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates and qualify for the final of this season’s UEFA Europa League.

Chukwueze was having a fine game before the injury and was stretched off on 29 minutes and was replaced by 18-year-old Yeremi Pino.

Arsenal needed just one goal but were unable to claw back a 2-1 deficit from the first leg, hence crashing out in the hands of Villarreal who are handled by Gunners former coach Unai Emery.

The result means Arsenal’s 25-year run in Europe has come to an end.

And in Rome, Manchester United progressed into the final despite losing 3-2 to AS Roma.

The Red Devils advanced 8-5 on aggregate after winning the first leg 6-2 at Old Trafford.

Edinson Cavani bagged a brace for United while an Alex Telles one goal and goals from Edin Dzeko and Bryan Cristante secured the win for Roma.

The final will hold in Poland on Wednesday May 26.

By James Agberebi

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  • Hope he isnt badly injured, should hear more about his condition in a day or two. He is really needed by his team and with the World cup qualifications coming up soon, he is needed by the Super Eagles.
    But congratulations to Villarreal for qualifying for the finals of the Europa cup. Hope they give man utd a good game in the finals.

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      African world cup qualifiers unfortunately would be played in September instead,the date was moved by Fifa.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    He is slowly becoming the identity of Villarreal under Unai Emery. I’m so happy for them. Even though I be Gunners fan. Hopefully the injury is not too serious and Chukzy is fast becoming a superstar. The 28 minutes he was on the field it feels like Villarreal are going to score every time he has the ball. If not for Leno it would’ve been 1-0 before he got injured. Chukwueze is also a magnificent talent for Nigeria. The reason why I’m more optimistic about him is that he has done this before. I believe they will give United a tough fight in the final.

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