Atletico Madrid name Diego Costa in squad for Arsenal clash

Atletico Madrid have decided to charge Arsenal fans £79 for their tickets to watch second leg

Atletico Madrid are second on the Spanish League table with 72 points from 34 league games, and they have a chance at winning silverware should they win the Europa League title this season.

The Atletico Madrid boss has battled the two La Liga giants of Real Madrid and Barcelona since 2011.

Mkhitaryan damaged a knee ligament against CSKA Moscow in the quarterfinals last month, but Wenger had said last week that there was a chance he could return for Thursday's match against Atletico.

"Arsenal will have to be aware of not giving the ball away cheaply due to the threat of Atletico Madrid; when they win the ball back quickly with the pace they've got in attack".

Oblak was asked directly if he could leave the capital club this summer and he insists his only focus was on finishing the season strongly with Diego Simeone's side.

However the Egypt worldwide was stretchered off in the second half of Arsenal's 4-1 win over West Ham United, with Arsene Wenger saying, via Arsenal's official website: "the early signs are not good. That's hard, and you need a special type of manager to do that".

With Atletico sitting comfortably in second in La Liga and already assured of Champions League football next season, Simeone was able to ease the physical toil on a small squad by resting a number of key players for Sunday's 0-0 draw with Real Betis.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is set to be fit for their Europa League semifinal first-leg clash with Arsenal on Thursday.

However, Atletico's defensive resilience ended Betis' run of six wins in a row as they recorded their 11th consecutive home clean sheet.

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