Unai Emery Said Arsenal Are Fighting For Top 4 Not Europa League
Unai Emery insists Arsenal’s main focus remains to secure a top four finish in the Premier League this season, despite taking a huge step towards the Europa League final on Thursday.
The Gunners have a 3-1 advantage over Valencia going into next week’s semi-final second-leg, making them strong favourites to reach the final in Baku on May 29.
Before their trip to Spain, Arsenal welcome Brighton to the Emirates on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, as they try to overtake Chelsea in the race for fourth.
“My message is the same for the team and the supporters, our first priority continues to be the Premier League,” Emery said.
“If we win our match against Brighton, then we are going to play our last match against Burnley with the possibility to be in the top four.
“The second [priority] is the Europa League. We need to play the second leg in Valencia but it is going to be difficult.
“For us, the Premier League is the first competition where we want to do something important this year.”