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Arsenal fans hope Mkhitaryan sends club through to Europa League final

The Europa League has extra significance for Arsenal this season as it is their main hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

The pressure is on for Arsene Wenger’s men to reach the final in what will be the manager’s last ever season at the club.

On Thursday night, the North London outfit took on tournament favourites Atletico Madrid at the Emirates in the first leg of their semi-final clash.

In general, it was a positive performance from the Gunners, but a few defensive errors led to what could be a crucial away goal for the Spanish side.

Antoine Griezmann scored to cancel out Alexandre Lacazette’s opener, which means that Atletico have the edge in the 1-1 draw heading into the second leg at the Vicente Calderon.

The goal was a blow for Arsenal, but they remain in contention for a spot in the final, and the supporters, who have been deliberating over which manager will succeed Wenger, feel that they can get the job done if Henrikh Mkhitaryan – valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt – is passed fit.

The Armenian international has not played since the Gunners. 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow on April 5 due to a knee injury, but he is closing in on full fitness.

Article title: Arsenal fans hope Mkhitaryan sends club through to Europa League final

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