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In pictures: Arsenal and Chelsea fans ahead of the Europa League final

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is aiming for his first title as a manager, while Arsenal will play Champions League football next season with victory.

The Olympic Stadium in Baku will host the Europa League final on Thursday (Bradley Collyer/PA)
The Olympic Stadium in Baku will host the Europa League final on Thursday (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Arsenal and Chelsea will contest the Europa League final at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on Wednesday night.

There has been plenty of criticism for UEFA’s decision to host the final in Baku – which is situated over 2,800 miles east of London – as fans struggle to make their way to Azerbaijan’s capital.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the supporters who have managed to make the first instalment of two all-English European finals this year.

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A general view of supporters in the fan park in Baku (Simon Peach/PA)
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Chelsea fans visit the Fan Zone in Baku (Steven Paston/PA)
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Arsenal fans in the Fan Zone (Steven Paston/PA)
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Arsenal and Chelsea fans in Baku (Steven Paston/PA)
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Chelsea fans in Azerbaijan (Steven Paston/PA)
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Arsenal fans outside the Red Lion British pub in Baku (Steven Paston/PA)
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Chelsea flags on display on the streets of Baku (Adam Davy/PA)
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An Arsenal scarf draped around the sculpture of the friendly man in the seaside boulevard (Adam Davy/PA)
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Arsenal fans at the Olympic Stadium, Baku (Steven Paston/PA)
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A fan waves Chelsea flags in Dovlet Bayraq Meydani (Bradley Collyer/PA)
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Chelsea fans pose for a picture at the Olympic Stadium, Baku (Steven Paston/PA)
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Arsenal fans relax prior to the UEFA Europa League final (Steven Paston/PA)
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Arsenal fans in front of Maiden Tower (Bradley Collyer/PA)
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A fan holds an Azerbaijan flag aloft during a local football match (Steven Paston/PA)
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General view of the UEFA Europa League statue outside the Heydar Aliyev Centre (Simon Peach/PA)
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Fans prior to the UEFA Europa League final at the Olympic Stadium (Steven Paston/PA)

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