Arsenal vs Ateltico Madrid, Europa League semi-final

Arsenal vs Ateltico Madrid, Europa League semi-final

Wenger has been on something of a bad-mouthing farewell tour as he sees out his last few days, firing jibes at the Arsenal board along the way.

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Arsene Wenger travels to Old Trafford as Arsenal manager for the last time this Sunday (April 29), and rarely has a match between the two Premier League giants mattered less.

Wenger has been in charge at Arsenal for more than two decades.

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has pinpointed Mesut Ozil as Arsenal's main threat as he prepares his side for their Europa League semi-final.

The 33-year-old Briton praised the loyalty and values of the exit-bound Arsenal manager and even admitted that Wenger extended an invitation to him to train with the team.

Has complacency crept in at Arsenal
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A report by Chris Wheatley for Goal suggested Wenger is looking for an "immediate return" to football, although at this time it is unclear which, if any, big clubs would be willing to consider the Frenchman.

"So I would rank him in the top five coaches in Europe".

For the Gunners, who will bid farewell to Wenger after 22 years at the end of this season, their Invincibles of 2003/04 form the majority of their line-up.

"I think the team needs a new direction and mentality based on [being] a little bit more defensive-minded", he said.

"At the moment I work like ever".

Arsenal then found joy attacking down the Croatia international's flank, with Alexandre Lacazette twice going close to the opening goal.

Wilshere, Cech, Ozil and Kolasinac all trained ahead of the tie, the first leg of which takes place at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

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