Robin van Persie has made Europa league final prediction and backed his former side Arsenal.
Chelsea are favourites to win in Baku given they finished above Arsenal in the Premier League. However, Van Persie, who spent eight years with the Gunners, believes Arsenal will come out on top in Azerbaijan.
“Personally, I think Arsenal have the edge,” Van Persie told the BBC. “They’re a little bit better. But Chelsea have Eden Hazard and he is a very special player – at any time he can come up with something.”
Arsenal will be without Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the midfielder confirmed he would not travel to Baku given the political tension between the country and his native Armenia.