Atletico Madrid (1) Vs Arsenal (1),Thursday 3rd May, UEFA Europe League – Wenger Out, Silverware in.
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As we reach the business end of the season, it’s time to start polishing the silverware. Tonight it’s Europe League semi-final time! And for those that are here to do their pre-match ’homework’, as a reward, we’re offering a €10 Risk Free bet on the match
Wenger Out, Silverware in – Atletico Madrid (1) Vs Arsenal (1), UEFA Europe League, Thursday 3rd May.
It’s do-or-die for Arsene Wenger as he seeks to end his Arsenal career in the most romantic way possible. A win tonight will see the Gunners one step away from landing their first European success during his reign.
Entering his 1000th game in charge of Arsenal, there is only one thing left he can still achieve- winning the Europa League. After a legacy of 22 years in charge, the Frenchman has never won a European competition! As he leaves the club this summer, can he satisfy the ‘Wenger Out’ section with some silverware?
Despite recent gloom, his outstanding success cannot be doubted. During his time at Arsenal he has won three Premier League titles, a record seven FA Cups- featuring two doubles in 97-98’ and ’01-02. And lest we forget, his greatest on-field achievement – the mastermind behind the 2004 ‘Invincibles’ side who went a whole Premier League season without losing a match. However, he has never tasted European success. Is it finally his time?
Arsene and Arsenal head into Thursday’s European semi-final tie having drawn the first-leg 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium last week, with the visitors equalising late on having played for 80 minutes with 10 men. Interesting to note that the day before the game Atletico trained with 10 men- coach Diego Simeone successful predicting his team would lose a man. That’s why we’re offering (3.95/1) for any player to see red during tonight’s match.
They face an uphill struggle, Atletico haven’t conceded for 3 games at home. In fact, they recently went 10 wins in a row at home before Saturday’sgoalless draw to Real Betis. Arsenal, on the other hand, have failed to keep a clean sheet in their past 7 outings. A crucial away goal for Atletico means Arsenal have to score to reach the final. So, it really is do-or-die for Arsene!
A win tonight and they’re one step away from the a fairy tale ending for the longest ever serving manager in the Premier League’s 25-year history.