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Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow Europa League squad revealed

FOOTBALL By Mirror | April 5th 2018
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Arsenal host CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League in their pursuit of salvaging their season.

Arsene Wenger's side have fallen off the pace in the Premier League and the race for a top four finish.

A chance of silverware and the added bonus of qualification for the Champions League means the Gunners can end the season on a high.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cup-tied, the fit again Alexandre Lacazette is set to make his first start since January 30.

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"Lacazette is ready to start, yes," Wenger admitted. "I have not decided if he will start or not yet, but he's available.

“I think we are [ready to see the best of Lacazette] because I realise now that he was not himself for a while. That explains why his goals dried out. He was always adamant – ‘I’m OK, I’m OK’ – but players are like that.

“It was not traumatic, he was a good player but I think in the last seven, eight games he played he was not completely free with his knee.

"Unfortunately in our job you need your body and that’s why when you are not 100% you cannot play well.”

The other big team news issue will be who is between the sticks with Wenger unwilling to confirm which of Petr Cech and David Ospina.

 

Probable squad: Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexandre Lacazette

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