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Costa’s Lone Strike Ends Wenger’s Euro Glory Dream

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Arsene Wenger’s bowing out with a European trophy for Arsenal was halted by Diego Costa who scored to deny Arsenal an opportunity to reach the final of the Europa League.

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Wenger had dreamt to guide the Gunners to a European glory and that would qualify them to next season’s Champions League after announcing his resignation as manager of the club last month.

The Gunners had traveled to Spain with a 1-1 draw from the first leg to the Wanda Metropolitano but failed to score despite threatening their hosts from the beginning of the game.

It was Diego Costa who slot in the lone goal after overpowering defender, Hector Bellerin to score against Arsenal as it has been his trade mark in his Chelsea days, netting in a first-half stoppage time goal to take the aggregate to 2-1.

Costa almost doubled the lead after bursting inside Arsenal box and cutting of Bellerin but was obstructed by Jack Wilshere who put the ball away for a corner.

Arsenal had chances to level the score but failed to take them as the hosts thwarted all their efforts to deny the Gunners.

Wenger’s reign as Arsenal manager has now ended without a single European competition silverware and the Gunners will return to the Europa League next season as they are currently placed 6th on the Premier League table.

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