Arsenal fans on Twitter have refused to believe that N’golo Kante will miss the Europa League final after Maurizio Sarri confirmed that the midfielder is a doubt with a knee injury.
The Gunners face Chelsea in Baku on Wednesday night in a season-defining match for Unai Emery’s side.
Having finished third in the Premier League, Sarri’s team have already secured Champions League football for next season, but Arsenal require Europa League triumph to qualify.
The build-up to the European showpiece has been dominated by the troubles involved with the host city of Baku including transportation issues and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s controversial absence.
Losing Kante would be a huge blow for a Chelsea side that has already been ravaged by injury with Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Callum Hudson-Odoi all on the treatment table.
The France World Cup winner’s ailment was initially expected to definitely rule him out of the Baku final, but he now seems in with a chance of participating to some degree.
Despite Sarri’s concerns over his star midfielder, Arsenal fans are confident that the Italian is just playing mind games and that Kante will be back to his normal marauding self come kick-off time in Azerbaijan.
Check out the best of the reaction below!
He starts. U heard it first here
— Herbert Chapman’s Dream (@esplayndank) May 28, 2019
He was never injured to begin with. Was all a con
— Martin C (@Martin150975) May 28, 2019
He is playing tomorrow. No need for mind games.
— Terfa Hemen #BBOG (@terphill) May 28, 2019
50-50 means Sarri wants to get Arsenal’s guard down a little bit, but he’s definitely playing.
— Quetzalcoatl Zapata (@TlahtoaniGarcia) May 28, 2019
He’s gonna play ik it
— Ed Sumner (@EdSumner4) May 28, 2019
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All mind games
— Dhruv Gandhi (@Dhruvg145) May 28, 2019
Fake news they’re playing mind games he’ll play
— Cody Bristow (@CodybBristow) May 28, 2019
He will play DONT belive a word from them goons
— Ashleigh (@Ashleig95425772) May 28, 2019