Villarreal win 2-1 on aggregate Arsenal waste chances to equalise Season over. That is it. Arsenal are out of the Europa League and there will be no redemption in this wretched campaign. No trophy and, for a fifth consecutive year, no Champions League football. They are falling further and further behind. It was a deserved exit, despite twice striking the goal frame, with Villarreal the better side over both legs of this semi-final and there will be deserved criticism for Arsenal and their under-pressure manager Mikel Arteta who yet again unsuccessfully tinkered with his line-up. He looked callow. He looked stressed. He looked angry. He looked haunted. Like his team, he looked lost. "We are devastated,” Arteta said, before embarking on some deluded revisionism. “I think we deserved to win the game but the details define these ties. We had three big chances, they didn't have anything but they are through. So many things happened to us, and so many players were just trying to compete not at their best." Arteta even claimed an injury in the warm-up to Granit Xhaka, “changed our plan completely”. Xhaka was slated to play left-back but Kieran Tierney had to be rushed back. Rightly Arteta was questioned about his future and his answers were tellingly clipped. “It is not about talking it is about showing,” he said. He needs to start showing.
The Spanish club will face Manchester United in the final.