‘Put agendas aside, support the team’ – Fans react to confirmed Arsenal line-up vs Atletico Madrid

Arsenal have a huge task on their hands as they face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday night.

Following Antoine Griezmann’s late away goal at the Emirates in the first meeting, the Gunners will have to find at least one goal at the Wanda Metropolitano in order to book their place in the final.

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Further, it comes with additional pressure and importance as with Arsene Wenger set to step down at the end of the season after 22 years in charge, he’ll be desperate to sign off from the club with another major trophy to show for his efforts.

Given Atleti were reduced to 10 men early on and had Diego Simeone sent to the stands, it could be argued that Arsenal have missed a big opportunity already to take a commanding position in the tie. However, they’ll have to put that to the back of their minds and go out with a positive approach in the Spanish capital.

As expected, Wenger’s gone with as strong a starting line-up as possible and fans have reacted as seen in the tweets below by throwing their full support behind the team as they’ll be desperate to get back to the Champions League next season.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea striker Diego Costa starts for the hosts as Simeone has gone with two up top after the Spaniard was left on the bench for the first encounter.

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