Eden Hazard scored twice in potentially his final game for Chelsea to help secure a 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku and end the Gunners’ hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Following a lacklustre first half, Olivier Giroud headed in the opener against his former side in the 49th minute before Pedro swept in from Hazard’s cross on the hour mark.
Hazard added a third from the penalty spot and then netted the fourth in the 72nd minute after Alex Iwobi had pulled a goal back for Arsenal with a fine long-range strike.
Defeat means Arsenal will play in the Europa League for a third season in a row. Chelsea finish Maurizio Sarri’s first season with silverware and attentions will now turn to the futures of Hazard and Sarri, who is a reported target for Juventus.