The Europa League semi-final has been performed at UEFA HQ over in Nyon and it’s official: Arsenal’s reward for stumbling past CSKA in the quarters is a big last-four double-header against fellow favourites Atletico Madrid.
The Gunners had to tussle back from two goals down to salvage a draw out in Moscow (thus maintaining their flawless record of having never won a competitive match on Russian soil) but a late goal from Aaron Ramsey was enough to spirit them into the semi-final pot.
It’s not like Atletico were overly convincing either, with Antoine Griezmann spurning an abundance of chances as the Spaniards laboured to a 0-1 defeat to Sporting Lisbon in their quarter-final second leg. Thankfully, a 2-0 lead from the first was enough to preserve their participation.
So, can Arsenal overturn Atleti? Depends which Arsenal turn up (or don’t, as the case may be).