Liverpool vs Tottenham: James Milner wants redemption in Champions League final


And Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka feels that given the level of competition, UEFA should allot not four but six Champions League spots to the Premier League.

Supporters face costs spiraling towards a £1,000 to make the trip 2,500-mile trip to Azerbaijan, but Xhaka says Arsenal's players can only focus on what they can influence, which would be making history in a European final.

"It's a long time, 25 years".

But Spurs have a bigger fish to fry in around three weeks' time when they will visit Madrid to play in the Champions League final against fellow Premier League side Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano.

'I think history is nice - if you can be in the history of this incredible club it is something to make you proud but first we have to win'.

And Milner is keen to reward Liverpool's steadfast support after the disappointment of missing on a first title of the Premier League era by such a narrow margin.

"It is important if you take the title here and go to the Champions League".

"I don't know exactly how the decision is made to play in one place or another place", Emery told a news conference after Arsenal finished fifth, a point adrift of the automatic Champions League places.

Tottenham might have another reason to hope the Gunners lose the Europa League final, if they are to avoid Pot 3 and another tough group. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd want to keep hold of David De Gea (Image: GETTY) 08:45 UPDATE: Arsenal identify Ramsey replacementUnai Emery wants the likes of Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah to step up when Aaron Ramsey leaves Arsenal this summer.He said: "We need to use young players like Ramsey who played here when he was young".

The Arsenal players will be well drilled, well trained and well prepared and it will come down to whichever team puts in the best performance on the day and the next 16 days will be key to that and for me, I reckon Emery has got it just about right.