Arsenal to face Atletico Madrid in Europa League semi-finals

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The first legs will take place on April 24-25 and the second will be on May 1-2.

He set up Danny Welbeck for a precious goal against CSKA in the 75 minute with a deft through pass to kill off the hosts' hopes of overcoming a 4-1 first-leg deficit.

Asked about the significance of the competition and his manager's future, which appears to be intrinsically linked with the Europa League, Lacazette replied: "It will save our season because in the Premier League we are not doing well".

Meanwhile, Friday's draw in Nyon saw Olympique Marseille handed a clash with Red Bull Salzburg in the tournament's other last-four pairing.

For example Arsenal only arrived back in London at 5am on Friday after their Europa League quarter-final against CSKA Moscow in Russian Federation and will only have 48 hours to prepare for their next league fixture away to Newcastle on Sunday.

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The Europa League final will be in Lyon, France on Wednesday, 16 May, with the victor guaranteed a place in next season's Champions League.

"You look at [Manchester] City and they look a bit like that in the second half of games recently".

Marseille would love to make it to a final being played on French soil after making it through to a first European semi since 2004. Prior to that, Arsenal swept aside AC Milan 5-1 over two legs.

The Liverpool-Roma tie pits Mohamed Salah, who has scored 39 goals in all competitions already this season, against his former club. The teams also drew 0-0 at the Velodrome in the group stage.

Wenger signed a fresh two-year contract at the end of last season after leading the club to FA Cup glory and Lacazette reckons a successful finish to their Europa League campaign will be enough to keep the embattled Frenchman another season.

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