Europa League: Wenger reveals Arsenal's plan to silence Diego Costa
- Author: Leroy Wright May 03, 2018,
May 03, 2018, 20:02
However, Atletico Madrid were able to leave London with a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Antoine Griezmann scored the tying goal for Atletico in the 82nd minute. And Arsenal managed to create a hatful of chances in the first leg, in spite of the reputation of Diego Simeones side.
Wenger and his men had a bit of luck with them playing 10 men for 98 percent of the previous match. Trailing 4-2 after the first leg in Rome and seemingly done and dusted the Austrian champions coached by Marco Rose wiped the floor with Lazio 4-1 in the second leg to progress 6-5 on aggregate. Maybe the best way to do that is to play in their half and not ours.
The midfielder returned after six weeks out with a knee injury at Old Trafford on Sunday and marked the occasion with a goal. Perhaps the script was written for the Armenian, as he slotted the ball into the far post against his former club.
United started the game as they have done for most of 2017-18: following a good result in their previous outing by coming out in an ill-focused state, coupled with a smack of complacency. It is a European trophy.
"He's a fantastic manager and he's doing an unbelievable job at Atletico Madrid".
They are two time champions of the Europa League - first in 2010 and came back to claim the prize in the 2011-12 season.
He said he and his teammates would like to give Wenger a fitting send-off by winning the cup. It's going to be a fascinating game. It's vital they secure the away goal, and if they can score without reply, then that would be even better.
"The players are destroyed because they gave everything and were caught in the final minute". However, the extra rest should benefit Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.
"Arsenal have great players and a fantastic coach". Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup tied in this competition.
The young Iwobi wears a cheeky grin while perched on a ball during his time in the Arsenal academy - where he was nearly released during his teenage years due to concerns over his physique. Diego Costa was pictured in full training and is said to be an important figure if he features tonight.
Sime Vrsaljko is suspended thanks to his red card at the Emirates, and Simeone will also have to watch from the stands after being sent from the touchline in the first-leg.