Arsenal or Chelsea? Robin van Persie makes Europa League final prediction

first_img Skip Ad Top articles PLAY Robin van Persie is backing Arsenal in the Europa League final (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie is backing former side Arsenal to beat Chelsea in the Europa League final next week.The Gunners are searching for their first taste of victory in the competition, in what is their first European final since a 2006 defeat to Barcelona in Paris.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.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement About Connatix V67539 / Coming Next Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Full Screen Arsenal or Chelsea? Robin van Persie makes Europa League final prediction Video Settings Read More Advertisementcenter_img Read More 1 min. story Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Emery is seeking a fourth Europa League title in his career (Picture: Getty)‘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.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal 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.UEFA have faced criticism for holding the final in Baku and there’s been calls to move the event elsewhere to a city that can guarantee the safety of all players.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer consulted Ryan Giggs over £15m Daniel James transfer Read More by Metro 1/1 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 May 2019 9:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link890Shares SPONSORED Skip last_img