5 Reasons Why The Europa League Wasn't a Failure for Arsenal


Arsenal no longer determines their fate in the hunt for the Champions League zone. The opportunity is still open towards the last weekend of the Premier League, but winning alone is not enough for Arsenal.

Arsenal until week 37 of the Premier League are two points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur who is in fourth place. If Arsenal wins their last game then Tottenham wins in another game thenArsenalnot is in the top four.

It made fans frustrated because Arsenal previously controlled their own destiny, but because of the inconsistency in playing that position, they no longer determined themselves. However, Mikel Arteta still sees it as a positive thing.

"Yes (the Europa League is a positive thing) because we have created proper expectations for this club and where this club should be," Arteta said as reported by Goal.

"In the last two months, we haven't been able to live up to those expectations but overall, looking back at where we have been, you also have to be clear with what we have to do."

"We had much deeper problems at the club than the league table, in my opinion. Now they have been resolved. Now they look very strong and we have a very strong foundation now to build on what we want to do."

Some fans disagree, but there is a reason why the Europa League is a positive thing for Arsenal. What are those reasons?

1. Still the European Zone

The Europa League is not the Champions League and judging by the fact they haven't played in Europe this season, focusing on domestic competition, Arsenal should be in the Champions League zone. But the Europa League remains a positive thing.

Because at the beginning of the season, many predicted Arsenal could not even enter the top six after going through a series of negative results. No doubt the top five or the Europa League zone is still a positive thing for Arsenal.

2. Young Player Chance

Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Emile Smith Rowe are examples of young players given the chance by Arsenal to play in the first team. They have a good playing experience.

By appearing in the Europa League, other names such as Marcelo Flores, Omari Hutchinson, and Charlie Patino can play more often next season.

3. Target Player

Marquinhos docked as did Aaron Hickey. Arsenal's other targets such as Gabriel Jesus are uncertain if the club plays in the Europa League, but other names are still realistic to be recruited.

Especially if Arsenal promises more playing hours considering there is the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year. No doubt Arsenal can still strengthen the squad wisely.

4. Players Rarely Play

Assuming the likes of Cedric Soares and Mohamed Elneny stay, they will have plenty of playing time next season if Arsenal plays in the Europa League.

Their experience will be useful when leading Arsenal's young players to play.

5. Chance to Win Trophy

Arteta has already won the FA Cup title and the Europa League could be his next target, especially since the winner of the Europa League will immediately get a place in the Champions League the following season.

The competition is not easy, but winning the Europa League is still more realistic for Arsenal than in the Champions League.
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