Arsenal comfortably qualifies to the Europa League final

After a dominant semifinal series against Valencia, Arsenal managed to comfortably qualify to the Europa League final on May 29.

It was a crucial night for English football to completely secure all-English European finals, Arsenal had a chance to be the first of two to reach the Europa League’s most important match of the season.

Unai Emery had a comfortable advantage in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium against his former Valencia club.

The outstanding players from that initial game were Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who form an outstanding attacking duo.

Both players started tonight’s match against Marcelino’s Valencia squad with a 3-1 aggregate advantage, but they wanted to score more goals in Mestalla.

Kevin Gameiro gave the Che squad an early advantage and made them believe that another great comeback was possible, he only pushed the ball inside after the defense deflected a cross from the left flank.

But Arsenal was only getting started with their unbeatable guns, they had two of the most in-form players during this final stretch of the season.

Aubameyang had a magical night that started only a few minutes after Gameiro’s goal, Lacazette set him up for the equalizer and the momentary 4-2 aggregate.

The first half ended with this equalizer and Valencia thinking they could actually get that comeback, but Arsenal only took five minutes into the second half to finish their hopes.

Alexandre Lacazette scored a beautiful solo goal with a long-range shot, a ball that went straight into the bottom corner for Arsenal’s fifth goal in the series.

This was already a massacre but the Gunners we thirsty for even more goals, they were starting to have a very pleasant festival filled with goals.

Not even Kevin Gameiro’s goal after Lacazette’s golazo was able to relax the Valencia fans, they knew they were doomed.

With 20 minutes left on the clock, Ashley Maitland-Niles set Aubameyang up for his brace.

The Gabon international scored one of those centre-forward goals by anticipating his position ahead of the Valencia defender.

And finally, Aubameyang got himself a hat-trick near the end of the match that sealed the final 7-3 aggregate for the Gunners.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan set the striker up for the goal with a beautiful assist between the Valencia defenders at first-touch.

This result gives manager Unai Emery the credibility people believed he lost earlier in the season.

The Gunners’ roller coaster of a season.

During the over two decades that manager Arsene Wenger coached the Gunners, Arsenal only played two European finals and lost both of them.

Unai Emery has reached the first one on his very first season as the new Arsenal manager, something that speaks wonders about the Spaniard.

This coach now has the unique opportunity to win the fourth Europa League of his career.

We can’t forget that he won three consecutive titles when he coached Sevilla FC.

Arsenal might have missed their chance to reach the Top Four this season but they will get a chance to play the Champions League despite that if they win the final on May 29.

Just like it happened a couple of years ago when Jose Mourinho won the Europa League with Manchester United, we might get five Premier League clubs playing the biggest continental competition in the world.

If that is not perceived as dominance, then I don’t know what else to say to convince you.

English football has returned to become the most dominant in Europe, it was only a matter of time before this happened. There is a balance in the universe once again.

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