10 reasons why Arsenal will beat Atletico Madrid + Starting XI

  1. Atletico Madrid come into the game in poor form – just 1 win in 5
  2. Meanwhile Arsenal have won there last 7 home games
  3. The only time Arsenal and Atletico Madrid have played each other was in the Emirates Cup back in 2009. Arsenal won 2-1
  4. Against West Ham at the weekend, Arsenal faced a well organised rigid defence. Perfect preparation for Atletico. Arsenal scored 4
  5. And that was done without the creative output of Mesut Ozil, who will return to the starting XI
  6. Arsenal have scored in each of their last ten in all competitions
  7. The Gunners are the Europa League’s top scorers with 29 goals this term
  8. Alexandre Lacazette has scored 6 goals in his last 6 games
  9. Atletico Madrid have dropped down from the Champions League, where they won just 1 game in the group stages
  10. The last time Diego Costa faced Arsenal, he was comfortably kept quiet by a back 3 of Holding, Mertesacker and Monreal

Predicted starting XI

Cech

Bellerin Mustafi Koscielny Monreal

Xhaka Ramsey

Ozil

Iwobi Lacazette Welbeck

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