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Arsenal and Unai Emery secured a spot in the Europa League semi-finals. The Gunners beat Slavia Prague on Thursday night with a 4-0 away win and a 5-1 aggregate victory thanks to second-leg goals from Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe and a brace from Alexandre Lacazette
Meanwhile, Villarreal ensured their place in the semi-final with a 3-1 aggregate win over Dinamo Zagreb, winning 2-1 on Thursday. Arsenal fans are now getting very excited about taking on their old boss with Emery.
It seems neither Emery nor one of Arsenal’s biggest stars in Bukayo Saka care too much about the fact they will get the chance to see old faces.
“Breaking the barrier of the semi-finals is the great challenge,” Emery said after Villarreal cruised past Dinamo Zagreb. “The idea of reaching the Champions League through the Europa League is very important.
“When I signed here this was one more process. My past at Arsenal is less important.”
And when Arsenal star Saka was asked about the prospect of taking on Emery and Villarreal, he completely brushed off the question by saying: “Yeah, yeah, we look forward to the next opponent.”