Huge boost for Arsenal ahead of Europa League final vs Chelsea

Arsenal have been given a big boost ahead of the Europa League final as Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek is set to miss out due to injury. 

England boss Gareth Southgate confirmed that the 23-year-old had ruptured his Achilles when he announced his UEFA Nations League semi-final squad today. Loftus-Cheek has emerged as a real leader in the Chelsea line-up in the past few weeks with improved performances.

The England international suffered this injury during the post-season friendly against New England Revolution on Wednesday. He is expected to miss several months out of action and faces a battle to be fit for the start of next season. 

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri would be seething as he has lost an important player before a major final due to a meaningless friendly. Chelsea nevertheless has a large squad with the likes of Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley capable of filling into his position.

England would also miss the dynamic midfielder whose movement on/off the ball and goalscoring ability makes him a valuable player for the team.

Chelsea face London rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on the 29thof May. 

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