Arsenal have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Europa League.

The first leg will be played at the Emirates on Thursday, April 26th, with the second leg to be played at the Estadio Metropolitano a week later, on Thursday, May 3rd.

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With Arsenal’s chances of playing Champions League football next season relying solely on them winning the Europa League, the Gunners will have the advantage of choosing to rest players in the fixtures either side of the first leg.

The other semi-final will see Marseille take on RBSalzburg, so if the Gunners manage to knock out Atleti, they’ll be facing either the French side or the Austrian side in the final in Lyon on Wednesday, May 16th.

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