Sokratis reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Chelsea FC final

Sokratis Papastathopoulos looks ahead to Arsenal's Europa League final clash with Chelsea FC on Wednesday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Unai Emery
Unai Emery (Photo: Screengrab)

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has warned his Arsenal team-mates that they are set for a tough encounter when they take on Chelsea FC in the Europa League final on Wednesday night.

The Gunners are set to come up against their London rivals in Baku in the final as they look to win the competition and book their place in the Champions League for next season.

Chelsea FC have already secured their spot in the Champions League for next season after having finished third in Maurizio Sarri’s first campaign in charge.

Arsenal, meanwhile, know that winning the European title is their final hope of being able to book their spot in next season’s Champions League after they finished fifth in the table this term.

And Greek defender Sokratis knows that the Gunners will have their work cut out against their domestic rivals in Baku on Wednesday night.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Sky Sports, Sokratis said: “They have very good players (and) a good manager.

“We respect (them) but after we plan to play our game. To play our game, to create our chances, to be focused, to defend well.

“To play altogether and in the end to win the game – it’s difficult for us, but it’s also difficult for them.”

Chelsea FC will be seeking revenge after the Gunners sealed victory over the Blues in the FA Cup final back in 2017.

The Blues reached the League Cup final this season but lost to Manchester City at Wembley earlier in the year.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie questions Arsenal’s style under Unai Emery
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp rates Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Liverpool FC return
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker tweets reaction to Dani Ceballos display for Arsenal
Christian Pulisic
Paul Merson rates Christian Pulisic’s start at Chelsea FC