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Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso aims dig at Arsenal ahead of Europa League final in Baku

Arsenal need to win Wednesday night’s Europa League final against Chelsea to secure a Champions League spot for next season, but Marcos Alonso does not see this added motivation as an advantage.

Chelsea have already nailed down a place in the Champions League by finishing third in the Premier League, while Arsenal’s fifth-place finish means they need to win in Baku to rejoin Europe’s top table.

It was put to Alonso that the Gunners may have the mental edge as a result, but the Spaniard believes it is in fact the Blues who have the advantage as they are more used to lifting trophies than their London rivals.

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