The Gunners face lacking out on qualification for continental soccer subsequent season for the primary time since 1995-96
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says the concept the Gunners won’t play European soccer subsequent season “would not really feel proper”, and that the job of the gamers is to verify the membership is the place it “belongs”.
The final season Arsenal weren’t concerned in European soccer was 1995-96, after they completed twelfth within the Premier League the earlier season, however a 25-year run in continental competitors is now in critical hazard as they undergo one other poor season.
Gunners primary Leno says a scarcity of European soccer is unthinkable for the staff, however that, except the gamers elevate their sport, it’d quickly be actuality.
What did Leno say?
Talking at a press convention forward of Arsenal’s Europa League quarter-final second-leg assembly with Slavia Prague on Thursday night time, Leno mentioned: “If you consider a future with out Arsenal in European competitors, it would not really feel proper. Our job is to verify it would not come true.
“Arsenal belongs to Europe and that is our goal. That is our job.”
Will Arsenal miss out on Europe?
Arsenal are at present ninth within the Premier League, with solely the highest seven at most enjoying in Europe in 2021-22. They’re 10 factors off the highest 4, and the Champions League qualification locations, whereas they path seventh-placed rivals Tottenham by 4 factors.
Ought to they fail to qualify for Europe through the league, Arsenal’s solely different choice is profitable the Europa League, which might assure them passage to the Champions League subsequent season.
This can be a powerful ask, after they drew 1-1 at residence within the first leg with Slavia Prague, the Czech facet netting a stoppage-time equaliser and away purpose at Emirates Stadium.
Final season, Arsenal certified for Europe due to profitable the FA Cup – however having been knocked out earlier this season by Southampton, the choices are operating out quick for Mikel Arteta’s males.