Wilshere and Ozil return: Arsenal v Atletico Madrid teams

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It’s Arsenal v Atletico Madrid tonight, the first leg of the Europa League semi-final takes place at the Emirates.

Here are the official line-ups.

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere, Welbeck, Ozil, Lacazette

Subs: Cech, Holding, Iwobi, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Nketiah

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Gimenez, Godin, Lucas; Correa, Thomas, Saul, Koke; Griezmann, Gameiro.

Subs: Werner, Torres, Gabi, Savin, Costa, Vitolo, Olabe

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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FanniboyWelbz

Bench not too convincing, I see a lot of defensive players, let’s just hope they can put in a performance today. Itll be tough to break them down but we just have to be patient.
UP THE ARSE!

PeteyB

don’t worry, we’ll be grand, and if we have any bother we have Eddie to come and bang in a couple of late goals.

FanniboyWelbz

If only that would have happened.

Paul

Good team COYG!

Martin

Apart from choice of keeper. Cech is not perfect but is farc better than Ospina.

Martin

So more people think Ospina is the better keeper? Cant believe it.

anish

Diego Cunta on the bench. Good news!

Grumbleduke

COYG! Santi’s kicking the ball around at the emirates before the game as well so going to be a good night.

AmericanGooner

Praise the Lord!

Paul

He has been seen circling the pitch today. Santi Witchdoctor! COYG.

John Noshi

Ospina over Cech? I hope it’s because Cech is not fit enough to start.
I’ll settle for 4-0 to Arsenal today.
And yes, #SantiisBack!!

He’s got no hair but we don’t care...

Why Ospina? Why Xhaka?
I will miss Wenger BUT I will be delighted when the new manager, even if he has half an eye, stops continuously picking Xhaka, the most average of average players.

Martin

I agree about Ospina but Xhaka has been excellent in recent matches. Who else is better than him?

John Noshi

The number of thumb downs proved that you’re in the “fringe” just like those challenged manboys in the “FanTV”

Gus

Ospina will drop a clanger. He gives the defence no confidence. Big big mistake.

Vonnie

He’s better than Cech.

Martin

Not in the same class cech has a presence and a reach and positional sense which error prone Ospina doesn’t have

ramgooner

Nervous but hey there’s nothing to lose. Let’s go ALL IN lads. COYG.

IndieGooner

Except for a European semifinal.. gulp.
Sweating beads here in office.

Yellow Ribbon

Come on Arsenal!Easy Peasy. Let’s do this.

Tomislav

Watching at work, come on guys!

Zafgoon

Would’ve been nice to call Elneny from the bench for Wilshere at 60 mins (or vice versa even). But this team can do it. Maitland-Niles for some tired legs later on will have to do.

Zafgoon

And I’m not ignoring Iwobi, he’ll be a sub for one of the front three later on. And Kolasinac can be one heck of a weapon off the bench if used well.

Kostas

Let’s give a once-every-22-years performance!!!

Arsenala Vista Baby

Wooohooo..even the refs want to give Arsene a perfect send-off!!

Anonymarse

This one is surprisingly competent

Sheffield Gooner

Argh, cant log in to liveblog 🙁

Twatsloch

Griezmann is a diving cunt!