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Arsenal interested in £35m Sander Berge, Daniel Ek latest, Arteta under pressure, Gunners DUMPED out of Europa League


Arsena crashed out of the Europa League last night after failing to score at the Emirates.

The Gunners needed just one effort to hit the back of the net and book their place in the final.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the post twice but there can be no excuses for Arsenal’s below-par performance, with Villarreal now playing Man United for the main prize.

Club legend Maritn Keown had harsh words for Mikel Arteta after the whistle, saying: “Emery was just too smart for Arteta. 

“We were nervous, tentative, the performance just wasn’t there. We shouldn’t really be surprised when we look at the Premier League, ninth in the table, 19 goals scored from 17 home matches.

“Inconsistency is rife through the group and it’s cost us. They haven’t had to get out of first gear to manage Arsenal and that’s the most disappointing thing.

“To go unbeaten the whole season and now to not even make Europe, it’s a real fall from grace. I know we’re talking about new ownership, are we now talking about a change of manager?

“There’s a crossroads the club now finds itself at, and this is the lowest night I can remember in a number of years.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal fans descended on the Emirates before the game to protest owner Stan Kroenke.

The American was key in the failed European Super League.

And after Man Utd fans protested on Sunday, Arsenal supporters took to the streets outside the Emirates with banners and flares.

Finally, the Gunners will be sweating over Granit Xhaka’s fitness after he was injured in last night’s warm-up.

The midfielder, filling in at left-back, suffered a muscle problem before kick-off.

And Arsenal will have to wait to see how serious it is.

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