Tonight Arsenal and Atletico Madrid will face each other in the most anticipated clash of the 1/2 European League final. The two teams are the big favorites in the tournament and they do not hide their appetites to raise the trophy. The clash between them is a finale before the final and is expected to be a real spectacle.
Arsenal has long lost chances to qualify for the Champions League by falling into the top 4 in the Premier League final standings. That is why the team has concentrated all efforts in the Europa League tournament. “The gunners” hope to repeat Manchester United’s last season’s performance when the Red Devils triumphed in this race and thus guaranteed their participation in the Champions League. In addition, Londoners want to send their manager Arsene Wenger, winning a big trophy, and the League of Europe Cup is the chance to happen.
Atletico Madrid, however, also have serious ambitions in this tournament. The team lost the title battle in the Primera Division with Barcelona and now Europa League has become a top priority. “The Duchesses” know what it takes to triumph in this race by winning twice the trophy in 2010 and 2012. Now they hope to add another distinction in their showcase.
Arsenal’s good news is that Mesut Oswil, Peter Cecch and Jack Wilshire have resumed training during the week and are expected to be ready to play after missing the West Ham game due to minor injuries. Meanwhile, however, Arsene Wenger can not use the injured Mohammed Elveni and Menrich Mhhtaaryan. The Armenian still has the hope of being ready for a second in Madrid after a week.
In Atletico, the problems are in defense, where two extreme defenders Philippe Luis and Huffran will be missing. Diego Kosta was also questioned about the Emirates fight, but the latest news is that he is already healthy and available to mentor Diego Simeone.
Europa League, 1/2-final:
ARSENAL – ATLETTIC MADRID
ARSENAL: Chek, Belerin, Mustafa, Kosielen, Montreal, Ramsay, Jack, Yosil, Wilshire, Welbeck, Lakazet
ATLETIC: Cloud, Vrasalko, Savic, Godin, Hernandez, Korea, Gabi, Saul, Coke, Gamayor, Grisant
Stadium: Emirates, London
Judge: Cleman Türpen (France)