Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso aims dig at Arsenal ahead of Europa League final in Baku

first_imgAdvertisement Marcos Alonso has risked riling up Arsenal ahead of the Europa League final (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal need to win Wednesday night’s Europa League final against Chelsea to secure a Champions League spot for next season, but Marcos Alonso does not see this added motivation as an advantage.Chelsea have already nailed down a place in the Champions League by finishing third in the Premier League, while Arsenal’s fifth-place finish means they need to win in Baku to rejoin Europe’s top table.It was put to Alonso that the Gunners may have the mental edge as a result, but the Spaniard believes it is in fact the Blues who have the advantage as they are more used to lifting trophies than their London rivals.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We aren’t tired with this kind of thing and we have had the days to recover,’ said Alonso. ‘We are training properly every day. It’s a final. It’s the last chance we have to win a trophy this season, so it is a massive game for us.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Phil HaighWednesday 29 May 2019 12:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso aims dig at Arsenal ahead of Europa League final in Baku Alonso has an excellent goal-scoring record against Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)‘It is always important for us, for the fans, for the club to win a trophy. Of course, we are preparing to be ready and we are going to go for it. No, I don’t think so [that Arsenal are more motivated over Champions League qualification].‘We have the same need here at Chelsea to win something. In the last few years, we have won more trophies than them and are more used to winning things. I don’t think that is something bad. It is something even better for us. We know what it is and this is another chance and something we all want.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlonso enjoys playing against Arsenal and has scored against the Gunners in each of the last three seasons from left-back.He is not fussed who scores the goals in Azerbaijan as long as Chelsea get over the line and get their hands on the trophy.‘To be honest, I don’t care who scores the goals,’ the Spaniard continued. ‘Of course, I have great memories playing against Arsenal and have scored three or four times against them already. But it is a different game. It is a final, so I don’t care who scores.’MORE: Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea star Eden Hazard is a ‘problem’ in trainingMORE: Why is the Europa League final in Baku? How Arsenal vs Chelsea came to be in Azerbaijanlast_img

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