Arsenal will be facing a tough prospect when they head to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico Madrid to try and progress to the Europa League final on Thursday, giving Arsene Wenger the dream of ending his Arsenal career on a high.

The Gunners boss revealed a couple of weeks ago that he was ending his 22-year-old association with the club and will be hoping his side can lift the trophy in Lyon in May, although a challenging encounter with the Spanish giants stands in their way.

Arsenal were comfortable in the first leg, however, a defensive mistake had cost them the chance to take a vital lead and their opponents will now have the advantage of an away goal.

Wenger will hope his side are not affected by the late goal they conceded against Manchester United and will be looking for his team to go all out and attack.

The Gunners will have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game and will be able to welcome back a number of players who missed the first leg, according to a match preview by Sky Sports.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to sit out the first leg with a knee problem, however, he managed to play 75 minutes against the Red Devils on Sunday and scored before being substituted.

Alex Iwobi had picked up a slight hamstring injury during the match at the weekend but has travelled with the squad to the Spanish capital, whilst Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains cup-tied for the tournament.

Mohamed Elneny continues to be on the sidelines with his ankle injury he picked up during the defeat to the Newcastle United two weekend’s ago, whilst Santi Cazorla continues to recover from his Achilles problem that has kept him out since October 2016, although he harbours hopes that he may return before the season is finished.


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