Tough draw for Arsenal tempered by Diego Costa blow for Atletico Madrid


"It is not easy, we have seen this week in the Champions League and we are in the semi-finals, which was the goal".

"We live with the reality, and that is the Europa League".

Atletico are favourites to continue Spain's recent success in the competition and go to lift the Europa League trophy after reaching their third successive European semi-final, where they will face Arsenal. We won't make the final, our season will be over and the Board will have time to start negotiating replacement managers, Wenger will have time to look for another job and everything will be rosie in north London come 1st June! The first leg will be played at OM's Orange Vélodrome on Thursday, April 26 with the return leg to be played in Austria on Thursday, May 3.

Meanwhile, Wenger says he will rotate his squad for Arsenal's remaining Premier League fixtures, admitting they are suffering from tiredness.

Uefa has confirmed that there is. The final draw also takes place tomorrow.

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Goalkeeper Petr Cech admitted that the Gunners are under pressure to deliver Europa League success because of the prize that is on offer.

It's at the Stade de Lyon in France on Wednesday 16 May (7.45pm kick-off).

The Gunners booked their place in the semi-finals of the European competition earlier this week after a 6-3 aggregate victory over CSKA Moscow and were pitted against Diego Simeone's side in the last four.

Marseille, for whom captain Dimitri Payet was inspirational in their comeback 5-3 aggregate win against RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals, are now fourth in Ligue 1. Here are the latest best prices according to Oddschecker, as of 12 April.