Arsenal have a slim chance of playing in Europe next season, and the FA Cup trophy is the only hope.
If Arsenal lose to Chelsea today, it would be the first time in 25 years the North London Club will lose out on playing in Europe, (either Europa Cup or the UEFA Champions League. Lacazette further stressed why today’s trophy can bring an end to a new beginning at the Emirates.
“We are excited because we know we can save our season with a trophy, which would mean a lot for us and the fans. In the league, we finished in a bad position, we lost against Olympiacos early in the Europa League, so we missed a few of our targets. That’s why I say it would save our season.I came to Arsenal to win trophies. Yes, it’s been really frustrating, but this is part of football. Nothing is ever easy and this is why I love this sport because you can learn from this and become a great man with these kinds of experiences. But obviously at the end, you are a bit disappointed. So you just go forward to the next season to change this and to reach your targets. So obviously this time it’s a really big game for me and for Arsenal. We know Arsenal is the team that has won this cup the most, so even if the fans are not in the stadium we know they will be following us all over the world. European football is really important. It’s going to bring money to the club for the future. Players who have a lot of ambitions want to play in Europe and I think it will be easier to sign new players and to keep all the players in the group with the Europa League”.