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Arsenal head into their Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid tonight knowing it will be Arsene Wenger’s last chance of winning a European trophy with the north London club.
Wenger shocked the footballing world on Friday by announcing his decision to leave Arsenal at the end of the current season, despite having another year left to run on his contract.
The news may well galvanise the Gunners ahead of a tough tie against Atletico, but Diego Simeone’s side will be in no mood to let Wenger bow out on a high as the Spanish side seek European redemption after two Champions League final defeats against rivals Real in the last four seasons.
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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is considering a continuation of a recent tactical switch-up ahead of his side’s Europa League semi-final clash with Arsenal.
The Argentine has seen his side go through a concerning period of form as the season reaches its climax, with just one victory in their last five matches.
Simeone shuffled his deck recently and opted to field a back three as Atletico played out an underwhelming 0-0 stalemate with Real Betis in La Liga.
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Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran is set to miss both legs of the club’s Europa League semi-final tie with Arsenal because of a hamstring injury.
The right back was substituted in the 65th minute of Atletico’s 0-0 home draw with Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday and was replaced by Sime Vrsaljko, who will likely line up on the right of the defence against the Gunners.
“Juanfran took tests which determined that our full back suffered an injury to the hamstring in his left leg,” said Atletico in a statement on Monday.
No recovery time was stated but reports in Spain indicate he will be aiming to recover in time for a potential final, should Diego Simeone’s side progress.
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is also unlikely to be fit for Thursday’s first leg in London after suffering a hamstring injury earlier in April.
“I think he has little chance of playing on Thursday in the first leg, but he will be back for the second,” said Simeone. “
Arsenal and Atletico have never played a competitive match in Europe together. The Gunners beat Atletico 2-1 in the Emirates Cup pre-season tournameny back in 2009.
Now the 47-year-old is weighing up the prospect of continuing with the new formation as his side prepare for the biggest game of their season.
‘My selection in London depends on what goes through my head on Wednesday, as well as my heart,’ Simeone said in the aftermath of the recent draw, as reported by FourFourTwo.
Atletico Madrid have been handed an injury blow ahead of their Europa League semi-final, with Juanfran set to miss both matches against Arsenal through injury.The Spanish right-back will be absent for two to three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in his left leg, with this ailment being picked up during the 0-0 draw with Real Betis on Sunday.
Juanfran was substituted in the 65th minute of play on Sunday evening with Sime Vrsaljko taking his place, it’s likely that the Croatian will be a starter at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.Juanfran isn’t expected to be back before the LaLiga clash with Getafe, and for a possible Europa League final should his teammates overcome the North London club.
Filipe Luis will now be joined by the veteran in the treatment room, as the Brazilian continues to be on the sidelines after fracturing his fibula.