Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow

Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow

Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow

Wenger's side face a crucial Europa League quarter-final against CSKA Moscow on Thursday but sit sixth in the Premier League, 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, and Wright insists that's not good enough for Gunners fans.

Meanwhile, Wenger believes the ongoing political tensions between the United Kingdom and Russian Federation will not spill over into Thursday's showdown.

"I'm always concerned when our stadium is not completely full", the Frenchman told reporters on Wednesday. "On top of that, what will decide the attitude of the crowd is the quality of our game", said Wenger. He got the winning goal against Olympique Lyonnais in the last round of the competition, and also hit the victor against Rostov to secure all three points in their previous Russian Premier League clash.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Čech returned to training today ahead of Arsenal's Europa League match against CSKA Moscow on Thursday evening. Our concern is the performance and the crowd will be behind us.

"I haven't got a problem saying they are the number one right now".

So if we are to ever see the change in manager that a lot of us want, the board needs to realise that keeping Wenger is going to negatively affect the profits, which is why the recent spate of sparse attendances at home games may be doing the trick.


Midfielder Dusan Tadic has said that his team "should be ashamed" that they are so low in the table. "We are in the quarter-final and have to go step by step".

Chelsea have won the last four FA Youth Cups, but they have failed to create a path for their talented prospects to work their way into the first team. CSKA's three-man back line will contain the Berezutsky twins, Vasili and Aleksei, aged 35, and they'll be joined by 38-year-old Sergei Ignashevich.

"Ideally you want the away leg first", said Wenger.

The game will be played against the backdrop of diplomatic tensions between Russian Federation and Britain in the wake of the poisoning of a former spy on United Kingdom soil.

"You are a bit more in a situation where you have to defend well and attack well". "For me this tie is 50/50".

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