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Arsène Wenger channels spirit of 2006 as Arsenal bid to outgun Atlético

If Wenger had been able to handpick the setting for potentially his last European match in charge of Arsenal, Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano would likely have been low down the list. Maybe the best way to do that is to play in their half and not ours.

It was also a chance for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, a player who always impressed in the Europa League, to make his return from injury. UEFA won a recent injunction against illegal online football streams, meaning that UK ISPs are now required to crack down on pirate Europa League and Champions League feeds.

"They have their mission to sign off Wenger very well but we also have to continue to ensure that every season we are among the best in Europe and that is where our fire comes from". They have played one game since; beating Deportivo Alaves 1-0 with a late penalty from Kevin Gameiro.

Both games have five-past-eight starts. The Armenia global scored in his comeback at former club Manchester United on Sunday and, having found the back of the net for the Red Devils in last season's final, Mkhitaryan seems to love the Europa League.

The Frenchman had been tussling with Diego Costa throughout the opening exchanges of Thursday night's match in Madrid, though hit the turf entirely of his own volition off the ball. What's more, they have Diego Costa in their ranks. The Argentina left out a good few key players in their match over the weekend, where they achieved a narrow victory without their star players. "If I need him, he will be there".

Arsenal stars and the coaching crew have jetted out to Spain for their Europa League showdown against Atletico Madrid on Thursday, May 3.

He said: "Arsenal have great players, a great coach and lots of players who attack through the lines".

David Ospina is likely to retain his place in goal while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible.

"We dominated the first leg for long stretches, and actually had Marseille under control".

Juanfran remains out through injury while fellow right back Sime Vrsaljko is suspended after his early red card last week meaning Thomas Partey is likely to slot in to the full back position.

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