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Arsenal vs. Villarreal score: Gunners' Europa League dream fizzles in scoreless draw; Spanish side to final

Villarreal are through to their first ever European final after getting past Arsenal in the Europa League semifinals on Thursday. After last week's first leg ended 2-1 in favor of the Spanish side, the second leg at the Emirates finished 0-0, seeing the Gunners' dream of European soccer next season potentially end. 

Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, now coaching Villarreal, is back into the Europa League final for the fifth time. He won it three times with Sevilla and lost his last trip as coach of Arsenal two seasons ago. Villarreal will play Manchester United on May 26 for the trophy.

Both teams managed just two shots on goal in a game that the Spanish side prioritized defense, keeping an Arsenal attack at bay for much of the 90 minutes. Arsenal needed just one goal to win the tie, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came the closest to scoring, hitting the post in each half.

The Gunners are in ninth place in the Premier League and looking unlikely to secure European qualification through the domestic league. The winner of the Europa League advances to next season's Champions League group stage.

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