This is Naija News compilation of the latest Arsenal news online for today, Saturday, May 11th, 2019.
Arsenal hero Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named Uefa Europa League Player of the Week
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named the Uefa Europa League Player of the Week.
Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Unai Emery’s men thrashed Valencia 4-2 in the return fixture of their semi-final clash on Thursday to set up a final clash against Chelsea in Baku on May 29.
The Gabonese star saw off competition from teammate Alexandre Lacazette and Chelsea duo of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to win the weekly recognition.
Arsenal issue Henrikh Mkhitaryan statement amid fears Armenian could miss Europa League final
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to miss the Europa League final in Baku later this month unless UEFA can provide Arsenal with guarantees of the Armenian international’s safety that they have so far failed to do.
Mkhitaryan has missed games in Azerbaijan for Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund in the past, including the Europa League group stage match against Qarabag earlier this season.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have no diplomatic relations due to conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
“The safety and security of all of our players is of paramount importance,” an Arsenal spokesperson said. “We are seeking guarantees from UEFA that it will be safe for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to travel to Baku for the Europa League Final, which both Arsenal and Micki require for him to be included within our squad.
“Acceptable guarantees have not been received yet, and we hope that UEFA will be able to supply these promptly. We are of course hugely concerned that the location of the final could lead to Micki not being able to play in a European final.”
Europa League: Watch All The Goals And Highlights From Arsenal’s Game Against Valencia
Arsenal completed the routing of the Italian club, Valencia on Thursday with a 4-2 demolition of their opponents to book a place in the 2018/2019 Europa League finals.
Three goals from Pierre Aubameyang and one from Alexandre Lacazette ensured the Europa League final for this year will be an all English team affair after Chelsea also defeated Frankfurt to book a place in the finals.
Arsenal had earlier defeated Valencia 3-1 at the Emirates stadium and Thursday’s victory gave them a 7-3 aggregate win.
Watch the highlights here.
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El Clasico: Barcelona’s Squad Against Real Madrid Revealed
Two Spanish giants, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will battle for points in Sunday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou, Naija News reports.
In preparation for the face off, Barcelona Manager, Ronald Koeman on Saturday (today) announced his 23-man squad to battle Madrid in the home game.
Koeman’s squad was revealed in a post via Barcelona’s official website on Saturday.
Koeman’s side had earlier secured a 1-0 victory against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on Wednesday, Naija News reports.
See below Barcelona’s squad against Real Madrid:
Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, Kun Agüero, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric, Iñaki Peña, Nico, Gavi and Balde. R. Araujo, O.
Dembele, Braithwaite and Pedri are not included in the feature due to some injuries sustained earlier.
The kick-off time for Barcelona vs Real Madrid is 3.15 pm.
Naija News understands that the Catalans are currently in the seventh position on the LaLiga table with 15 points from eight games.
Meanwhile, the Union of European Football Association, UEFA, has released its Champions League team of the week.
Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a winger for English Premier club, Liverpool, Mohamed Salah made it to the list of midfielders in the UEFA squad released on Thursday, Naija News reports.
Chelsea’s Jorginho also made it to the list while Real Madrid’s player, Vinicius Junior is the only forward in the UEFA’s team of the week unveiled, Naija News reports
Chelsea Beat Toothless Norwich 7-0 To Maintain EPL Lead
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on Saturday defeated bottom of the table Norwich City in a 7-0 thriller to maintain their lead in the 2022/2023 English Premier League season table.
Chelsea’s victory earned them 22 points this weekend to maintain the gap between them and rivals Liverpool.
The Reds will have to win their away match against Manchester United on Sunday to close the gap on Chelsea.
Naija News understands that Norwich is yet to win a match this season.
Chelsea’s forward, Mason Mount scored his first Premier League hat-trick against Norwich today, clearing the coast for the Blues.
Jorginho had teamed up with Mount to open the scoring in the eighth minute of the game.
Chelsea doubled their lead with another goal through Callum Hudson-Odoi, who slid in from Mateo Kovacic’s pass.
The Blues made it three before half-time when Reece James brilliantly dinked the ball in from Mount’s assist.
While the Canaries are yet to recover from their wounds, the fourth goal on 57 minutes came in for the Blues through Ben Chilwell, his fourth in as many matches, Naija News understands.
To make it five for Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi played a deflective shot in off Max Aarons.
The game became tougher for Norwich after a second yellow card was handed to Ben Gibson.
At this time, Chelsea added a sixth through Mount’s retaken penalty.
Though Tim Krul had saved the original spot-kick, he was adjudged to have been off his line when the ball was struck.
Mount completed his hat-trick in stoppage time, to inflict the Canaries’ joint-heaviest Premier League defeat and secure a third successive victory for Chelsea, giving them 22 points.
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|19||West Brom||-:-||Bristol C.||Saturday|
|32||Bristol R.||-:-||Newport Co.||Saturday|
|35||Forest G.||-:-||Salford C.||Saturday|