German Burgos: 'Atletico Madrid staff always ready to lead'

  • German Burgos: 'Atletico Madrid staff always ready to lead'

German Burgos: 'Atletico Madrid staff always ready to lead'

"I speak to everybody, yes I met Martin Edwards, many people came to see me but I was always loyal to this club". They will also have one eye on their Europa League semi-final second leg next week, likely to match United's 4-3-3 formation with the same shape but making a few changes along the way.

Arsene Wenger says he turned down "many clubs" throughout his career out of his love for Arsenal, including a potential Manchester United switch.

Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny is out with ankle ligament damage and is expected to be on the sidelines for at least a fortnight.

Santi Cazorla is hoping to return to full Arsenal training within a fortnight.

Groves, though, believes that Arsenal should setting their sights a little higher in the recruitment department than a player deemed surplus to requirements at a direct rival.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone faces a touchline ban if his team plays in the Europa League final because of his conduct at Arsenal. Alex Lacazette led their front line while Petr Cech started from the bench.

Wenger has overseen pre-season tours to China in the past with Arsenal and previously worked in the Far East, having joined the Gunners from Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight.

"Arsenal need to appoint a big-name manager who can attract world class signings, particularly if the club doesn't have Champions League football next year".

This will be the 19th meeting between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger in all competitions - Mourinho didn't lose any of the first 13 (W7 D6) but has lost two of the last five (W2 D1). This is a huge result for Atlético after playing most of the game down to 10 men [red card after only 10 minutes].

After a run of just one goal in 11 Premier League games, Alexandre Lacazette has now scored four in his last four, including a brace last time out vs West Ham.