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Arsenal vs Villarreal LIVE RESULT: Unai Emery DUMPS out Gunners as season ends trophyless – latest reaction

UNAI EMERY'S Villarreal have knocked out Arsenal out of the Europa League with a 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

The La Liga side go through after winning the first leg 2-1, and the Gunners will now end this season trophyless.

Before the match, Arsenal fans staged a protest over their ownership outside the Emirates Stadium.

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  • BAD YEAR

    This season will undoubtedly go down as one of Arsenal's all-time worst.

    No trophies, no Champions League football, and probably, no Europe at all next year.

    Plus, majority shareholder Stan Kroenke raised tensions when he got involved in the failed European Super League project.

    But here's another reason why this poor campaign stands out:

  • NEXT MANAGER?

    Arsenal's Europa League elimination means no Champions League next season.

    Recent reports suggested that manager Mikel Arteta won't be sacked no matter what and that the hierarchy will invest in the summer.

    However, tonight's result could raise a few questions regarding the future in the dugout

    Here's who Betfair believe could become the next Arsenal boss:

  • MER-ICLE MAN

    Villarreal boss Unai Emery has progressed from each of his five European semi-finals.

    One of them saw Emery making it to the 2019 Europa League final with Arsenal.

    The other three occurred with Sevilla when he went on to win the title three years in a row.

    A strong message to the Gunners that offloaded him unceremoniously two years ago

  • WHAT'S NEXT?

    Arsenal are out of Europe and based on how things stand they will not play in next season's Champions League.

    The Gunners' position in the Premier League (ninth) also raises questions as to whether they can make it to next year's Europa League as well.

    The north Londoners are five points away from seventh place, which usually leads to Europe.

    As for Villarreal, they will face Manchester United in the Europa League final on May 26 in Gdansk

  • STATS

    Arsenal dominated 55.7 per cent of possession but that didn't help them in their quest to reach the Europa League final.

    The Gunners also registered a total of 14 shots but only two of them were on target.

    Villarreal, on the other hand, recorded eight shots, three of which forced a save from Bernd Leno.

    We expected an intense encounter, considering what was on the line, but at the end there were only two yellow cards, one for each team

  • FT: ARSENAL 0-0 VILLARREAL

    Arsenal were eliminated from the Europa League by Villarreal and the manager they offloaded two years ago Unai Emery following a goalless draw at the Emirates.

    The Yellow Submarine went through to the final thanks to their 2-1 victory at the Estadio de la Ceramica last week.

    The Gunners had plenty of chances to score that season-saving goal in both halves.

    However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post twice, once in the first half when a shot from the outside of his right foot hit Geronimo Rulli's right-hand post and then in the second half when his header rattled the sticks again.

    Nicolas Pepe also came close in the second half as did Emile Smith Rowe but the performance wasn't really there and the Yellow Submarine's patient as well as clever tactics were too much for the hosts

  • PEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND THAT'S IT AT THE EMIRATES!!!!!

  • ARSENAL 0-0 VILLARREAL

    90+4 Last minute of the match!

    Arsenal have a goal-kick

  • ARSENAL 0-0 VILLARREAL

    90+2 YELLOW CARD

    Nketiah gets booked on his first involvement of the match.

    Time is running out!

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