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Barkley: Chelsea players are hungry for Europa League success

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Ross Barkley believes Chelsea players are fired up to end the season on a high when they face Arsenal in the Europa League.

The former Everton player scored a brace for Chelsea in the United States and then turned his sights on Arsenal and the Europa League final in Baku.

“Everyone in that dressing room is hungry to win it,’ said Barkley via Daily Mail, after helping his team complete a comfortable 3-0 win against New England Revolution in the Gillette Stadium.

“It’s a good cause and always good to take part in things like this. Now we get a few days’ rest and then we’re back at it with all our focus on the Europa League final.

“We’re all excited. We’re trying to bring that trophy home. Everyone in the dressing room is hungry to win it. Some of them have won it before. Trophies are special to every player. We’ve won trophies and we want to win more. This means everything to us.”

The London rivals won one game each when they met in the Premier League this season and Arsenal will be hoping to win the title to secure a Champions League ticket after missing out in the top four.

“It will be a tough game,’ said 25-year-old Barkley. It’s always competitive. It’s a derby. So we’ll be up for it and I’m sure they will.

“We’ve had our ups and downs this season but we’ve come through it strong and we’ve learned a lot. It bodes well for next season. We’ll be better for it.

“Our next target is to win the Europa League. Then we’ll set our targets for next season but this is a massive club. We want trophies. We want to win the Premier League. Every competition we’re in, we’re in to win.”