Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has revealed his desire to be part of history at the club ahead of the Europa League final with London rivals Chelsea later this month.
In his recent interview with Goal reporter Charles Watts, the Swiss international said that he wants to be part of the first Arsenal team to lift an European trophy for the first time in almost three decades.
The Gunners have not won a European trophy since 1994 (25 years).
Granit Xhaka stressed the importance of beating Chelsea to win the Europa League title and that it’s a perfect opportunity for the Gunners to be part of the Champions League next season.
Arsenal will qualify for Europe’s premier club competition for next season by winning the Europa League title.
The Gunners booked their spot in the final billed for Baku in Azerbaijan on May 29 with a thumping 7-3 aggregate win over Spanish club Valencia.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first hattrick in the colours of Arsenal to lead the Gunners to a 4-2 away win over Valencia in the second leg of their semifinal tie.
His strike partner Alexandre Lacazette got the other goal for the North Londoners.
Arsenal had earlier won the first leg 3-1 with Aubameyang scoring one of the goals while the aforementioned Lacazette scored a brace.
Xhaka praised the two strikers as he pointed out their importance to the Gunners’ quest of ending the season with a trophy.