Pires looks forward to a showdown between Villarreal and Arsenal

Can Arteta beat Emery?

Former Arsenal footballer Robert Pires shared his expectations for the match against Villarreal. The Gunners will challenge Unai Emery’s team in the Europa League semi-finals.

Arsenal, to put it mildly, are not in the best position. I have watched with sadness what has been happening lately. This is not the best season for them. However, winning the Europa League could change everything. Moreover, a victory in this tournament gives a ticket to the Champions League.

I think Arsenal needs an idea that will unite the team and add confidence to the players. In Wenger’s time, having an idea was key. I hope Arteta can be the one to make the fans feel happy.

It’s hard to name a favorite. The odds are 50 to 50. Although Villarreal has an advantage. This is Unai Emery, who has already conquered the Europa League more than once ”, – said the Frenchman.