Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri has revealed he is unhappy that Arsenal have qualified for the Europa League semi-finals.
The Gunners progressed to the last four of the competition with a 3-0 aggregate win over Sarri’s former club Napoli on Thursday.
And the Blues boss expressed his disappointment at the result, as it means there is no longer a chance he will come up against his old side this season.
Speaking to the Metro , Sarri said: “I’m not happy that Napoli are out because, if the final is Chelsea v Napoli, I’m sure at the end of the match I’d be really happy.”
Chelsea could now face a mouth-watering final with their Premier League rivals Arsenal if both sides win their respective semi-final ties.
The Blues saw off Slavia Prague in the last eight to set up a clash with Eintracht Frankfurt, while Arsenal will play Valencia.
A potential final between the pair could have further consequences, with the competition winners granted a place in next season’s Champions League.
That could prove crucial with both sides currently battling for a place in the Premier League’s top four.
Sarri is determined for his team to be successful in the Europa League, but is not looking past their next opponents.
He added: “This time I don’t want to play the final; I want to win the final.
“To win the competition it’ll be very difficult. Eintracht are a great team with a wonderful striker in Luka Jovic.”
Chelsea were convincing winners over Slavia on Thursday, despite resisting a second half fight back from the Czech outfit.
The Blues – who were leading 1-0 on aggregate from the first leg – raced into a three-goal lead after just 17 minutes at Stamford Bridge.
Goals from Pedro and Olivier Giroud either side of an own goal put them in a commanding position before Pedro added his second moments after Tomas Soucek had pulled one back for the visitors.
Petr Sevcik then grabbed a brace for Slavia within the first 10 minutes of the second half, but Chelsea were able to see out the win to go through.