Starting Lineup: Arsenal vs Atletico- Confirmed Ospina STARTS Cech Rested

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Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Europa semi final on Thursday in Spain.

The Gunners were held 1-1 at the Emirate Stadium last week despite a one-man advantage for the majority of the first leg was not capitalised upon, and now the Gunners must become the first team to score at the Wanda Metropolitano in 12 games – a run stretching back to January across all competitions.

Head to head history

Arsenal and Atletico had never played a competitive match before last week’s 1-1 first-leg draw. Otherwise, the Gunners beat Atletico 2-1 in the Emirates Cup pre-season tournament back in 2009.

Team news

Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns. The Gunners headed to Spain with the tie finely poised at 1-1 but have the boost of a fit Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who returned from a knee injury at the weekend having sat out the first leg.

Alex Iwobi has travelled despite suffering a slight hamstring injury in the weekend defeat at Manchester United but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied and Mohamed Elneny (ankle) and Santi Cazorla (Achilles) are also out.

Wenger has confirmed that David Ospina will start ahead of Petr Cech in goal.

Confirmed Arsenal starting lineup: Ospina – Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal – Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka – Özil – Lacazette, Welbeck.


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