Arsenal take on Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final this evening at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the tie currently level at 1-1 following last week’s meeting at the Emirates.
Returning for Madrid this evening is former Chelsea striker Diego Costa who has previously scored three goals in six appearances against the Gunners.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) May 3, 2018
Diego Simeone makes three changes to the side that held the Gunners to a 1-1 draw in North London last Thursday, including the return of Costa.
With Sime Vrsaljko having seen red in the first-leg, he is replaced by Gabi, with Thomas Partey slotting into the full-back role.
Meanwhile, Costa replaces Kevin Gamiero alongside Antoine Greizmann and Vitolo comes in for Angel Correa.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 3, 2018
Meanwhile, for potentially the final time in Europe, Arsene Wenger names an unchanged line-up from the side that started the first-leg.
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from Marouane Fellaini’s 91st-minute winner which handed Manchester United all three points on Sunday.
Costa vs Arsenal reaction
Diego Costa and Griezmann up against Kosc and Mustafi. pic.twitter.com/nZE1YieSSg
— ً (@ClinicalFirmino) May 3, 2018
Hahahahaha Diego Costa v this Arsenal defence, he’s going to absolutely bully them
— Karxnka (@Karxnka) May 3, 2018
— Stewart Russell (@stewartrussell) May 3, 2018
Ohh myy, I just got so so scared after seeing Atletico starting XI. Costa and Griezman upfront dhhdjrrhr
— triple m (@MAINMANMALlK) May 3, 2018
Griezman and Costa starting tonight… Cya Arsenal pic.twitter.com/qTLBqHL8qr
— Ben Hallett (@benhallett_xo) May 3, 2018
Costa starts pic.twitter.com/wtwauBw8tf
— Aiden McAloon (@AidyMac95) May 3, 2018