At Our Best We Can Beat Atletico Madrid - Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger

We are sold out in every single game so I don't know what the problem is at the moment.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Diego Costa of Chelsea shoots at goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on February 4, 2017 in London, England.

"Of course we want to finish in front of Burnley".

A total of 19 first-team players were seen leaving the venue shortly after midnight as they look to put some poor recent results behind them and focus on ending the season with silverware.

"This weekend is preparation for (next) Thursday".

With a top-four spot already out of reach, the Gunners hope to seal a Champions League spot by winning the Europa League which could determine if Wenger stays or decides to walk away at the end of this season.

But in a boost to his side, Wenger revealed that: "Mkhitaryan is running again".

"We have a big opponent in Atletico Madrid and it's absolutely vital we beat them, progress to the final and have a chance to win the competition".

'I am in favour personally, ' Wenger said. My worry is to transform a season with many disappointments into success and that is what matters to me. I rested some players after the CSKA Moscow match and they will need a game. The offer is a long-term contract and I hope at some stage he will sign it.

On Wilshere whose deal runs out at the end of the season, Wenger said: "I can not give you any news". I am always confident.

The north London outfit host Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final in a week's time with the victor of the May 16 final in Lyon gaining automatic entry into the Champions League.

  • Stacy Allen