Wenger Didn't Want To Be Drawn Against Atletico

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey left celebrates with Danny Welbeck after scoring his side's second goal in the 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey left celebrates with Danny Welbeck after scoring his side's second goal in the 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow

Well, as luck would have it, the Gunners were pitted up against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final draw which was held on Friday afternoon.

Speaking after Thursday's match in Moscow, when at one point Arsenal had been a goal away from elimination, manager Arsene Wenger admitted he would prefer to avoid Atletico in the last-four.

Simeone has won the Europa League title with Atletico before losing two Champions League finals to Real Madrid in 2013 and 2015.

Victory in the competition represents Arsenal's only serious chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season, with the north London club sitting in sixth place in the Premier League.

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Salzburg, who scored three times in five minutes on Thursday to beat Lazio 6-5 on aggregate and become the first Austrian side to reach a European semi-final since 1996, will fancy their chances of reaching the final.

After their five-star display to win past RB Leipzig in the quarters, Olympique de Marseille will now face off against RB Salzburg in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals.

La Liga expert Balague opened up about what Arsenal can expect from Atletico in the Europa League semi-finals.

Arsenal will host Los Rojiblancos at the Emirates Stadium on April 26 and play the second leg at Wanda Metropolitano on May 3.

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