Chelsea are unable to sign senior players until 2020 following an investigation into the signing of foreign under-18 players and to make matters worse, Eden Hazard looks set to complete a move to Real Madrid this summer.
"He's one of those players who the more games he plays, the better he's going to be".
"I think history is nice - if you can be in the history of this wonderful club it is something to make you proud but first we have to win". I think that they need three or four days completely in rest.
"The safety and security of all our players is of paramount importance", an Arsenal statement said.
"In terms of replacing him, I'm sure they might have something in their scouting system lined up, but it's gonna have to be one hell of a player to be better than Eden Hazard".More news: Guardiola set for crunch talks with Kompany
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Given that the final is going to be extremely hard to get to and that Arsenal have only been allocated 6,000 tickets, it was expected that the club would show the game at Emirates, as they have done for other finals in recent years.
Liverpool and Tottenham both secured memorable second-leg comebacks to set-up the first all-English Champions League final since 2008.
And they strongly criticised their clubs for what they described as the "outrageous" pricing of day-trip packages to the match.
"With the Europa League final still to come, we hope to finish off the season with silverware and David will be central to that success in Baku and beyond". "I'm just thinking about trying to win games - that's it".
UEFA defended the choice, saying that it was impossible to predict in advance which clubs would reach the final.
Add in insane goal difference scenarios on the final day and other permutations thrown up by the FA Cup winners and it can all get a little confusing.