Arsenal manager Unai Emery says Arsenal have had no success yet after reaching the Europa League final with a fine win in Valencia. (
ValensiasPierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a superb hat-trick as Arsenal won 4-2 at the Mestalla (7-3 on aggregate), meaning they will face Chelsea in the final in Baku on May 29.
The victory would also give the Gunners Champions League football next season, with a top-four finish unlikely in the Premier League, but Emery is adamant that his side have achieved nothing yet in his first season at the club.
“It’s not finished yet, there’s no success yet, we have to play the final,” said the Arsenal boss. “We are happy but we know that it continues to be difficult to win.
“We can be proud of the players, the work, the supporters here today with us. These two matches [Napoli in quarter-final and Valencia] were not easy and the mentality was perfect. We showed everyone today our character.
“We had good moments in the attacking third. Today we showed that we can do that.”
Arsenal player ratingsEmery also recognised that Arsenal have performed poorly in the Premier League of late, and sees the Europa League as a fine opportunity to make up for that form.
He told BT Sport: “We have played badly in the Premier League during the last month and now we have to use this opportunity. We want to play in the Champions League next season and we want the trophy.”