25 years of European Arsenal gaffe

Since winning the Recopa de Europa 1993-94 at Parma (1-0), the English side has lost the five continental finals they have played.


The final of
the Europa League this Wednesday in Baku between Arsenal and Chelsea (1-4)
confirmed the ‘Gunners’ as one of the biggest ‘Pupa’ of the continent. And you
have to go back 25 years to find the last time you were able to win a
continental final. It was on May 5, 1994, in the Recopa de Europa won at Parma
(1-0) with a goal by striker Alan Smith in Copenhagen.

Since then
there are five that have played and five that have lost: European Super Cup of
1994 against Milan (0-2 in the global), Cup of Europe 1994-1995 against Real
Zaragoza (1-2), Cup UEFA Cup 1999-2000 against Galatasaray (on penalties after
0-0), Champions League 2005-2006 against Barça (1-2) and the recently contested
Europa League .

In addition
to the Recopa 1993-94, Arsenal has only won a Fairs Cup in Europe (that of the
1969-70 season against Anderlecht by a 4-3 aggregate). He was also runner-up of
the Recopa 1979-80, won by Valencia in the penalty shoot-out after tie to zero
in the regulation time and in the extension. In total, eight finals with a
balance of two wins and six losses.