Europa League: Arsenal travel to Atletico Madrid with the odds even

Posted May 03, 2018

With the Gunners preparing to take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final this evening, we've taken a look back at some of Arsenal's best semi-final wins under Arsene Wenger.

Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal kicks off at 8.05pm tonight. It wasn't a big thing, but I think I made the right decision to come away from it and get fit for the remaining games of the season. The former Chelsea man had a frictional relationship with Arsenal team especially the defenders.

It didn't go as planned, however, and Atletico was eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League - something that hadn't happened in four seasons - and fell to Sevilla in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.

The Arsenal manager wants to treat Burnley's visit to the Emirates Stadium as a normal game despite its personal significance after 22 years at the club and is eager to avoid being the centre of attention.

The Burnley game is a Category C fixture - the lowest of three tiers in Arsenal's official Premier League ticketing structure - with prices ranging from £26 to £38.50.

Arsenal travel to Atletico Madrid for a crunch UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg.

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Atleti, very much like Arsenal, are created in the image of their boss and are the kind of hard-nosed, strong-willed set of operators that you'd like onside in a knockout competition. "At the moment I would just like to finish my job".

Arsenal lost 2-1 to FC Barcelona in the Champions League final in 2005. "The next game is always the most important in life and this one influences the future of my club", Wenger said. "We know exactly what to do, and how we have to behave, and that is an advantage sometimes", said Wenger.

Arsenal are sensitive to Wenger's feelings, but want to pay tribute to their long-serving manager so have reached a compromise whereby all the commemorative events will take place after the game. Match factsArsenal are winless in their past six European visits to Spain (D2 L4), last winning in February 2006, - a 1-0 victory against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

"In history he has shown he can make differences", Wenger told a pre-match news conference. "I've not yet spoken with Diego, but the team needs his work and his power". "We know we need to score".

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