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Pick and share your Arsenal side to beat Atletico

 • by Danny Lee
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When the Europa League draw was made on April 13 it did not go the way Arsenal fans would have wanted, as they were drawn against Spanish giants Atlético Madrid.

And on Thursday night the Gunners will be looking to take another step closer to sending Arsène Wenger off in style when they take on Atléti in the first leg of their semi-final.

This week has brought about the beginning of the end of Wenger’s reign at the Emirates after 22 years, as it was confirmed the Frenchman is set to leave the club in the summer.

And he will go into this week’s huge game with a striker full of confidence after Alexandre Lacazette scored two goals following his return to the side on Sunday against West Ham.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cup tied, it couldn’t have come at a better time for the centre forward, and our unique algorithm has, as expected, selected him up front against Atlèti.

Football Whispers use data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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