Leno in line for Arsenal chance in Europa League

Leno in line for Arsenal chance in Europa League

Leno in line for Arsenal chance in Europa League

And the 34-year-old hopes this will Arsenal's last season in Europe's second-tier competition, which they reached the semi-finals of last term. However, The North London side must battle fatigue from travelling to far-off destinations for the Europa League and ensure stability in form to keep their Premier League hopes alive as well, which can not be overlooked.

"Arsenal are not a Europa League team, they are a Champions League team".

Sarri will be without star man Eden Hazard after the Belgian admitted fatigue following the 4-1 over Cardiff, having had little time to recover following the World Cup.

The Gunners kick off their Group E campaign against little-known Ukrainians Vorskla Poltava on their quest for glory in a competition Emery won three times in a row with Sevilla.

Charlie Nicholas is backing Arsenal to ease to a narrow win over Vorskla Poltava in their Europa League opener at The Emirates on Thursday night. "Tomorrow we are going to change, to give the players options, to find minutes, confidence on the pitch".

In winning the UEFA Europa League in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16, Arsenal manager Unai Emery shares the record for the most UEFA Cup/Europa League titles with Italian Giovanni Trapattoni (3).

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Arsenal take on Vorskla Poltava in the first match of their Europa League campaign this evening.

The ex-Sevilla boss, three times a Europa League victor as a coach, is hopeful of maintaining the positive atmosphere at Emirates Stadium, which disappeared at times during the latter stages of Arsene Wenger's tenure.

"We have a planned stroll for the team", Sachko said.

The relative unknowns finished third in the Ukranian Premier League last season, and have only twice previously played in European competition.

This season's Europa League could give their new manager, Maurizio Sarri, a chance to showcase in a competitive setting some of Chelsea's brightest talents such as Andreas Christensen, Ethan Ampadu, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper has produced a number of high-profile errors and struggled to adapt to Emery's passing philosophy, leading to further questions regarding why Leno is still playing second fiddle.

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