Arsene Wenger hopes to keep alive his dream of ending his Arsenal tenure with a European trophy when they travel to Atletico Madrid for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday night.
The Frenchman, who will leave his role this summer, has not tasted European glory in his 22 years in charge of the club and his team are underdogs to reach the final in Lyon on May 16 after the first leg finished 1-1 last week.
Antoine Griezmann’s strike eight minutes from time cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s goal to put Atletico Madrid in pole position despite playing for 80 minutes with 10 men.
Arsenal must score at least once to go through, but even though they have lost all of their Premier League away games in 2018, their manager is not concerned.
He said: “In Europe I think we have done well away from home and we neglected a bit the Premier League away from home recently.”
Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan sat out the first leg with a knee injury, but returned at the weekend and scored in the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.
Alex Iwobi has travelled despite suffering a slight hamstring injury on Sunday but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied and Mohamed Elneny (ankle) and Santi Cazorla (Achilles) are also out.
Fit-again Diego Costa could start for Atletico Madrid.
The former Chelsea forward was an unused substitute in London last week as he recovered from a thigh injury but played over an hour in Sunday’s La Liga win over Alaves.
Defender Filipe Luis has been included in the squad and could make his first appearance since breaking his leg in mid-March but Diego Simeone has confirmed he is not ready to play for 90 minutes.