Arsenal’s contest against Chelsea for the Europa League trophy has extra weight for the North Londoners, knowing victory will secure them Champions League football next season as well.
The Blues already confirmed their place amongst Europe’s elite when they secured 3rd place ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.
For Unai Emery, plans for the summer cannot begin until they know exactly where they’ll be competing in Europe next season, so everything truly rests on this one final.
With the Gunners heading into their biggest game for years, messages of support have been sent to the club, and one of the more loved faces at Arsenal over the last few years, Santi Cazorla, made sure to wish his ex-teammates the best ahead of a season-defining tie.
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Cazorla was a fan-favourite for the Gunners, but injury ruled him out of first-team action for almost two years before he moved to Villarreal, where he’s since found his best form.
The message warmed the hearts of Gunners fan, who had their say on Twitter after the Spaniard’s message was posted on social media.
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) May 28, 2019
We love you @19SCazorla
— John Heche (@HecheJohn) May 28, 2019
— Innocent Mtangadura (@lMutangaz) May 28, 2019
You little genius. Should never have let you go. ❤️
— trenry (@trenry14) May 28, 2019
I miss this man at AFC so much.
— Faraudo (@PerateLuis) May 28, 2019
Santiiii ??? we miss u
— Waddle Komla Selasi Dogbey (@Togbe_Waddle) May 28, 2019
Not as much as we miss you Santi❤️❤️??
— Samuel Obbard (@ItsSamObbard) May 28, 2019
Legend one of my all Time favourites him with are front two would be frightening. What a player and what man. GOONER 4 LIFE.
— paul doherty (@pauld316) May 28, 2019