Former Arsenal player Charlie Nicholas doesn't expect the Gunners to get the better of Atletico Madrid when the two sides meet on Thursday night for their Europa League second leg semi final tie at the
He said: “Can Arsenal do it? The answer is no for me, I’m afraid. I truly hope I’m wrong and they are in the tie still, but I fear they’ll fall just short once again.
“Forget that Atletico had ten men in the first leg, that didn’t change the way they played, and it will be interesting to see how they approach the second leg."
Nicholas was also concerned with Arsene Wenger's side's defence that has been unstable at times this season, especially after Arsenal
He added: “Will Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny turn up? I just can’t trust them. All they had to do was sit in and protect that 1-0 lead and organise those around them, but they failed to do it."
Arsenal head into the match on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday, a match that