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.