Arsenal will play Atletico madrid in Europa League Semi-final

Arsenal will play Atletico Madrid in the semifinals. The two sides have never met before and are both on a quest for European glory. Atletico won the Europa League back in 2012 behind the heroics of former “best striker in the world” Radamel Falcao. Arsenal has never won the Champions League or Europa League and hasn’t been to a European final since 2006.
The concern for Arsenal is how they can play against a really solid team managed by Diego Simeone. Atletico Madrid once again has one of the best defenses in Europe. In 31 La Liga contests, Atletico madrid has conceded only 15 goals. Arsenal has trouble against good defenses and this could pose a threat to their chances of making the final in Lyon.
The key for this tie isn’t just Antonie Griezmann running circles around Shkodran Mustafi. The x-factor is Diego Costa. Costa could be the downfall of Arsenal and the last thing people remember from Wenger’s time at the club. The punishingly, strong striker is the perfect player to play against Arsenal. He knows the defense from his days at Chelsea and his strength can overwhelm the Arsenal backline. Atletico should win this and make the final.
First leg– April 26th – 3:05 pm EST – Emirates
Second – May 3rd – 3:05 pm EST – Metropolitano

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