Arsenal sets to work in Baku while Unai Emery & # 39; s men prepare for the Europa League final with Chelsea
- Arsenal underwent their first training in Baku on Sunday morning
- Unai Emery put his players to work in the Bakcell Arena
- The Gunners must defeat Chelsea next week to secure the Champions League football
Arsenal has undergone their first training session in Baku after they arrived five days before their Europa League final with the London rivals Chelsea.
The Unai Emery side takes over the Blues in Azerbaijan at the Baku Olympic Stadium on Wednesday and needs the win to secure Champions League football next season.
And his men focused on the impending task when they went to work at the Bakcell Arena on Sunday morning.
Sead Kolasinac (left) tries to tackle Mesut Özil during the training of Arsenal on Sunday
Arsenal manager Unai Emery talks to his players prior to their first training in Baku
The men of Emery must defeat Chelsea to secure upcoming Champions League football
The Gunners go under pressure, among other things, than Chelsea to deliver the Europa League for their fans.
Chelsea beat Arsenal to a place in the top four of the Premier League to qualify for next year's Champions League.
The only way from the Gunners to the Champions League is to win the Europa League, which would be their first European title since 1994.
Emery hinted that some of his Arsenal players wanted to pick and choose their games this season.
He said: & # 39; The first idea that I had to convey to the players this season was that we go for it in every game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang watches while Arsenal prepares for the final of the Europa League
Alexandre Lacazette (right) dribbles with the ball while Mohamed Elneny watches
& # 39; We know we are in the Europa League. We had to feel its importance as a competition.
& # 39; But when we stared at the first games, some players preferred to play in the Premier League
& # 39; I then explained to each player that we needed the same focus on every match – that I will decide when to rest or not.
& # 39; What I didn't want was that a player thought: & # 39; I don't play today & # 39; and yet, when we reach the semi-final or final, you say: & # 39; I'm here to play. & # 39;
Matteo Guendouzi controls the ball under pressure from Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira
& # 39; No. I want you here. I want you to be ready to play – and you are ready to play this season.
& # 39; Of course some injuries can stop you from playing.
& # 39; But the focus is in this competition all season with a big focus and a big ambition to do something important. And to feel this competition the way we want it.
& # 39; The team has focused on this competition and is thinking of doing something important. & # 39;
Emery has a word with Laurent Koscielny at the end of Sunday's training
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