Emery Sets Arsenal Europa League Target
Arsenal coach, Unai Emery (photo credit: Skysports)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said his team want to win the Europa League and make it to the Champions League next season.

The Gunners will play Sporting Lisbon on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium and are targeting to top their Group.

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Speaking ahead of the clash, Emery told London Football News that “the first (thought) for us is to finish first in this group.

“It is a very important match because they are second in the table and if we win, we are first in the group. That’s our clear target.

“We want to find our focus in two ways – one is in this competition, which is very important for us. It’s one way (to win) a title and get into the Champions League next year.

“The second focus is on our work, to continue to improve and to continue with the players, taking responsibility and confidence.

“They (Sporting) are a team with very good players, very good history, also in this competition.

“They’ve changed the coach but I think for them tomorrow is a very big match and a very good test in this competition, also for fighting for [the] first position against us.

“But we want tomorrow to give a big match with our personality,” he added.