Arsenal fans across the world will be shattered to know that Jan Oblak has recovered from the calf injury that kept him out of action at the weekend and will be fit to start against the Gunners on Thursday night.
Approximately 30 seconds, that’s all it took to pop the Emirates balloon that had refilled with the hope that something special was coming.
Despite most Arsenal fans packing away their belief in this side, the first leg against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final saw many get it out again, for 82 minutes at least.
If there has been a bigger game in recent years, then I can’t think of it.
Atletico Madrid’s Juanfran will miss both matches against Arsenal, handing the Gunners a boost ahead of the tie.
Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck were subjected to racist chants by the CSKA Moscow fans according to reliable reports.
Three Arsenal players have been selected by UEFA for their Europa League Team of the Week despite their poor showing in Moscow on Thursday night.
Diego Costa is aiming to be fit for Arsenal’s first leg clash against Atletico Madrid at Ashburton Grove on 26 April as he tries to recover from a ‘slight’ hamstring strain.
On Friday, Arsenal will hopefully be in the Europa League semi-final draw along with three other clubs from around the continent, so here's the lowdown on what to expect from each one.
Charlie Nicholas predicts Arsenal will draw the second-leg of their tie against CSKA Moscow on Thursday night, and Aaron Ramsey will add to his brace from last week.
Arsenal face CSKA Moscow on Thursday night at the VEB Arena in Russia, with a three-goal lead and a place in the Europa League semi-final on the line.
Arsenal came flying out of the tunnel like a team with a point to prove and a competition to win on Thursday night. It was a display from this side that we know they are capable of but see far too rarely. It finished 5-1 but in reality it should have been at least double that. So how did the players do individually?
If you thought that Jack Wilshere had a poor game against CSKA Moscow while Aaron Ramsey blew them away then you are clearly not a reporter for the Mirror because they think the two players were at the same level on Thursday night.
A number of media outlets are reporting this morning that Arsene Wenger will do the sensible thing and opt for Petr Cech against CSKA Moscow rather than his cup keeper David Ospina.
Arsenal face CSKA Moscow on Thursday night at Ashburton Grove and will be hoping to put the tie to bed before a tough trip to Russia next week.
When David Ospina was named in the starting lineup in the Premier League game against Stoke at the weekend my first instinct was that he had been dropped from the Europa League as Wenger got serious about the competition.
Russian authorities seem annoyed with Arsenal after the club posted warnings issued by the UK Foreign Office on their website.
On Thursday, Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, but thanks to UEFA's cup-tied rule, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won't be able to take part.
Arsenal fans have been warned to be careful when they travel to Moscow for their Europa League quarter final tie.
Arsenal will play CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals, giving Arsene Wenger a chance to beat one of the only teams he's never won against.
Arsenal fans breathe massive sigh of relief after Europa League draw
Arsene Wenger believes that Atletico Madrid are the team to avoid in the Europa League draw that takes place on Friday but there’s no real point worrying about it as there’s nothing you can do to influence who comes out of the hat.
Aaron Ramsey hopes Arsenal fans will come back and fill seats against AC Milan, after a number of supporters stayed away from the Watford match on Sunday.
Apart from Alexandre Lacazette - and Santi Cazorla - Arsene Wenger claims he has a full squad available to face Milan on Thursday, so who will he choose?
Fabio Borini thinks AC Milan can turn round their 2-0 deficit to knock 'strange' Arsenal out on Thursday, telling the Italian media that nothing is impossible.
Arsenal are in a surprisingly commanding position in their Europa League tie against AC Milan, so let's take a look at who else could cause the team problems if they finish the job on Thursday.
Arsenal may have put in a vastly improved performance at the San Siro on Thursday night but Danny Welbeck was his usual clumsy self.
After Arsenal’s surprising win over AC Milan on Thursday night, Arsene Wenger delivered his expected soundbites but his comments about people forgetting Arsenal’s quality because of a bad week show where part of the problem lies.
Arsenal are set to wear their unpopular blue kit for their clash against AC Milan at the San Siro on Thursday evening.
AC Milan will be without Ignazio Abate and Mateo Musacchio for the match Arsenal at the San Siro on Thursday night.
Arsenal travel to Italy for their Europa League first leg tie against AC Milan and it's hard to find anyone feeling optimistic, or that bothered. Ahead of the game, I imagined some questions fans might be asking and tried to answer them.
Arsenal travel to Italy to face AC Milan at the San Siro in their Europa League clash this week and after a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Brighton on Sunday, Arsene Wenger's team selection has to be perfect.
The Italian media have been poking fun at Danny Welbeck ahead of Arsenal's Europa League trip to Milan on Thursday.
After drawing Arsenal in the next round of the Europa League, AC Milan have wasted no time in winding up their English opposition.
AC Milan manager, Christian Abbiati, has had his say on drawing Arsenal in the final 16 of the Europa League and while he admits this isn't the same side as they used to be, he expects a good match.
The curse of the blue kit struck again on Thursday, as Arsenal lost 2-1 to Östersunds FK, but why were the team wearing it at home in the first place?
Arsenal have been drawn against AC Milan in the final 16 of the Europa League and fans are strangely optimistic about the clash.
Arsenal will face AC Milan in the last-16 of the Europa League, and history suggests it will be a close encounter.
After losing 2-1 at home to Östersunds FK on Thursday night, Arsenal fans have once again turned on players like Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck in order to vent their frustrations.
Arsenal suffered a poor 2-1 defeat to Östersunds FK on Thursday night, which was disappointing despite the aggregate result putting the club in the next round.
Climbing into the top-four is starting to look like an impossible task, and winning the Europa League is a long-shot so could Arsenal cope with another year without Champions League football?
Arsenal play Östersunds FK in the second leg of their round-of-32 tie on Thursday night, and with a cup final at the weekend, you can expect changes to the starting lineup.
In Arsenal's win over Östersunds FK, Ainsley Maitland-Niles played as a central midfielder. Arsene Wenger says it's the 20-year-old's 'natural position', so why do we see him there so rarely?
Mesut Özil received some rare praise from the media for his performance on Thursday night against Östersunds FK.
An Arsenal goalkeeper did the unthinkable against Östersunds FK on Thursday night: they saved a penalty.
With Alexandre Lacazette recovering from knee surgery and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ineligible to play in the Europa League, Danny Welbeck got the nod against Östersunds FK and he did not impress.
Graham Potter thought drawing Arsenal was an amazing reward for what his side achieved in 2017, and is looking forward to visiting the Emirates Stadium.
Östersund manager, Graham Potter, believes Arsenal’s arrival in Sweden for their Europa League tie could inspire the next generation of Swedish footballers.
Arsenal fans want Eddie Nketiah to start against Östersunds FK on Thursday, after the news about Alexandre Lacazette's injury.
Thierry Henry says Arsenal need to focus on the Europa League, after the weekend's results. Meanwhile, Eden Hazard says his brace for Chelsea on Monday was inspired by the former Gunner.
Arsene Wenger sees no reason not to play his strongest side against Ostersunds FK on Thursday night.
Östersunds FK trolled Arsenal on Twitter about the freezing conditions ahead of the two sides' Europa League clash on Thursday.
Arsene Wenger says he won't prioritise the Europa League over domestic football, as Arsenal attempt to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Arsenal's Europa League match against Östersunds FK could be postponed if weather conditions do not improve.
Arsenal have submitted their Europa League squad for the rest of 2017/18 and there are a couple of surprises in there.
Arsenal's FA Cup exit and continual struggles in the Premier League could leave everything riding on the Europa League.
Former Gunner Martin Keown reckons that Arsene Wenger can redeem himself this season by winning the Europa League.
Arsenal have been boosted by the news that AC Milan striker André Silva could leave the club on loan in January, ahead of a potential permanent exit in the summer.
Östersunds FK striker Saman Ghoddos says they're confident of getting a result at home to Arsenal due to the unique playing conditions.
Östersunds FK brilliantly trolled Arsène Wenger on Twitter, after Arsenal revealed their last-32 Europa League clash would be against the Swedish side in a cold climate.
Östersunds' manager Graham Potter is thrilled to have been drawn against Arsenal in the knock-out stage of the Europa League.
Östersund striker Alhaji Gero is over the moon with the Swedish team's Europa League draw against Arsenal.
Arsenal have drawn Swedish side Östersund in the knock-out stages of the Europa League and Gooners seem to find this pretty amusing.
Arsenal will face Östersunds in the Europa League last-32, after the draw took place on Monday.
Arsenal will play Swedish side Ostersunds FK in the last-32 of the Europa League.
Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy have all made UEFA's Europa League team of the week after being involved in Arsenal's 6-0 victory over BATE Borisov.
On Thursday night, Mohamed Elneny scored his first goal at the Emirates and needless to say the 25-year-old was thrilled.
Arsenal have 15 possible opponents in the first knockout round, including the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Lyon.
Arsenal battered BATE Borisov 6-0 in the Europa League in Thursday night in one of the best performances from Arsene Wenger's men so far this season.
Arsenal managed to completely tear BATE Borisov apart during their final Europa League group stage match.
Arsenal could end up being drawn against Champions League drop-outs in the first knockout round of the Europa League.
Arsène Wenger was full of praise for the form shown by Arsenal's Europa League squad this season, ahead of their final group stage match against BATE Borisov.
Arsène Wenger has reiterated his dislike for the current Champions League system, which sees teams that finish third in their group being able to drop down into the Europa League.
Arsène Wenger has revealed Shkodran Mustafi suffered a thigh injury against Manchester United and will miss tonight's Europa League meeting with BATE Borisov.
Celtic have dropped down into the Europa League, and Chris Sutton says he hopes they draw Arsenal and beat them.
Teddy Sheringham believes Arsenal can win the Europa League this season, and make it a 'double' for English teams in Europe.
More than 50,000 fans have bought tickets for Arsenal's final Europa League game against BATE Borisov, despite nothing riding on the outcome.
Arsenal will finish top of their group despite losing 1-0 to FC Cologne on Thursday, but who could they face in the next round and when is the Europa League draw?
Arsenal finish top of their Europa League group but it almost seems as if we didn't want to.
Another Europa League game and another pretty dull performance from Arsenal's fringe players.
Arsenal and FC Cologne's official teams have been announced ahead of the second Europa League clash.
Cologne may be in poor form, but Wenger expects a tough match against them. He also said the club made the right choice to stand by their manager.
Arsenal face FC Cologne for the second time this season on Thursday night after already earning automatic qualification to the next round of the Europa League.
Cologne plan on appealing UEFA's punishment for their role in the crowd trouble in September's Europa League clash with Arsenal.
Arsenal drew 0-0 with Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Arsenal's fringe players put in another abject performance against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night.
Another Arsenal match; another borefest.
Red Star Belgrade striker, Richmond Boakye, claims he'll put in his best performance against Arsenal on Thursday night amid speculation that Chelsea could be watching.
Ahead of the match between the two teams on Thursday, let's take a look at some of the background between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade.
Arsenal host Red Star Belgrade at the Emirates on Thursday night but who will line up against the Serbian team?
Arsenal are looking to seal qualification for the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday night.
Arsene Wenger has delivered the latest team news ahead of Arsenal's Europa League clash against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night.
On Thursday evening, Mathieu Debuchy played his first 90 minutes of senior football since that Bournemouth game in November 2016 and... he wasn't actually too bad.
Joe Willock put in another mature display against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night leading some to question whether he's the midfielder Arsenal have needed.
Jack Wilshere made his fourth appearance of the season for Arsenal against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening.
It wasn't the prettiest of matches, nor was it the most exciting, but Arsenal leave Serbia with three points.
There are definitely more entertaining ways of wasting an hour and a half... except for the final five minutes.
Arsenal take on Red Star Belgrade in Serbia for their third Europa League clash of the campaign.
Jack Wilshere thinks Troy Deeney was wrong to question Arsenal's character, after Watford beat the Gunners 2-1 on Saturday.
Arsenal travel to Serbia to face Red Star Belgrade on Thursday and it's likely that we'll see a very different starting XI to the one we saw against Watford.
Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson all look set to feature in Arsenal's Europa League match on Thursday, after the trio trained with the first-team.
Rob Holding was delighted with his first competitive goal for Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has praised Jack Wilshere again and hopes he is finally over his injury problems.
Olivier Giroud has finally scored his 100th Arsenal goal.
Jack Wilshere played another 90 minutes for Arsenal against BATE Borisov on Thursday and proved once again that he's still got it.
Arsenal beat BATE Borisov 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday night but while some players were brilliant, others let the team down by making basic mistakes.
It's not often that Arsenal fans get to enjoy a straight-forward, comfortable win against European opposition.
Arsenal line up to face BATE Borisov in their second Europa League match of the season.
Arsene Wenger could be set to hand four Arsenal youngsters their European debut on Thursday night against BATE Borisov.
Alexander Hleb says he's a neutral for Arsenal's Europa League clash with BATE Borisov tonight, but admits he still holds affection for the Gunners.
BATE Borisov manager Aleksandr Yermakovich is expecting tonight's Europa League meeting with Arsenal to be competitive, and revealed how keen he is to meet Arsene Wenger.
Arsène Wenger says he doesn't expect to have any issues with racism when his side face BATE Borisov on Thursday night, and is hoping such an occurence doesn't happen.
While Arsenal are expected to field a strong-ish team against BATE Borisov, it's likely that it won't be that dissimilar to the starting XI we saw in the League Cup against Doncaster Rovers and will probably be quite different to the side that beat West Brom 2-0 on Monday.
Former Gunner Charlie Nicholas reckons that Arsenal will win away to BATE Borisov on Thursday night as a result of fielding a strong team.
Arsenal face BATE Borisov in Belarus on Thursday night for their second Europa League clash of the campaign.
Arsenal look to be taking a young squad to Belarus for Thursday's Europa League meeting with BATE Borisov.
Arsenal face a 2,400-mile round Europa League trip this week thanks to poor fixture scheduling.
Arsenal are the richest club in the Europa League this season.
Arsene Wenger’s half time adjustment proved the difference as a stuttering Arsenal overturned a first half deficit en route to a 3-1 win over a Cologne team who were lacking the enthusiasm of their supporters.
Five fans were held by police following the crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium last night.
Arsenal opened their Europa League campaign with a 3-1 win over FC Cologne last night.ac
Bundesliga journalist, Archie Rhind-Tutt, has taken to Twitter in an attempt to change the narrative building around Koln fans that they went on a ‘rampage’ through London, saying that the overwhelming majority enjoyed the game peacefully and were not aware that stadium arrangements in England were different to what they are used to in Germany.
Arsenal have issued a club statement to try and clarify events on Thursday night which saw kick-off delayed by an hour and FC Koln fans invade all sections of the Emirates.
Mohamed Elneny got a rare start for Arsenal against FC Koln on Thursday night and the Egyptian spoke after the game about the delay, the competition itself and facing Chelsea this weekend.
Arsene Wenger said that his side ‘waited patiently’ for kick-off in their first ever Europa League game, which was delayed by an hour as the German fans caused all sorts of chaos inside and outside the stadium.
Arsenal made their bow in the Europa League and wasted no time in showing the competition exactly what it can expect from the side with the highest co-efficient by a distance.
Jack Wilshere returns to the Arsenal first-team for the first time in 13 months, while Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott will make up the attack in tonight’s Europa League clash.
FC Köln captain Matthias Lehmann admits that Arsenal are big favourites to win Thursday night's Europa League meeting.
Former Arsenal and FC Koln forward Tony Woodcock has backed the Gunners to beat his other old club in this evening's Europa League meeting at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger likened Jack Wilshere’s extensive injury history to a person having suffered a car crash, intimating there may be psychological issues that have yet to be resolved.
Arsenal begin their Europa League campaign with the visit of FC Koln to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday evening.
Arsenal welcome Bundesliga side FC Koln to the Emirates Stadium in the Europa League group stages on Thursday night.
Arsenal and France defender was included in the 42-man Europa League squad, much to the surprise of everybody given he's been frozen out of the first-team under manager Arsene Wenger.
Alexis Sanchez has been named in Arsenal's Europa League squad for this season, along with 41 other players.
Around 20,000 FC Koln fans are allegedly trying to get hold of tickets for their Europa League clash against Arsenal despite only 2,900 being available.
Arsenal believe that the Europa League now has a different focus since UEFA changed the rules of the competition to allow the winners to enter the Champions League.
With the drawing of the Europa League, Arsenal have seen a number of fixtures confirmed or moved in three competitions.
Arsenal face FC Cologne in the Europa League on 14 September and former Gunner, Lukas Podolski, seems pretty bloomin' excited.
Arsenal have been draw against BATE Borisov, Cologne and Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League and Gooners have been reacting in hilarious fashion on social media.
Following the news that Arsenal have drawn Bate Borisov, Koln, and Crvena zvezda in the Europa League, we look at everything you need to know about the competition since this is new territory for Gooners.
With Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Cohen Bramall and Ainsley Maitland-Niles having all been promoted to Arsenal's first team, we look ahead to the Europa League and who might feature.
After a hellish Premier League season Arsenal finished just outside the top four for the first time in some fans’ lifetime.
Arsenal are headed for the Europa League for the first time, so here's what you need know about the Champions League kiddies table and what Arsenal can expect.
This hellish Premier League season has come to a close, and Arsenal finished just outside the top four for the first time in some fans’ lifetime.