Picking the Best Potential Arsenal Lineup to Face Atlético Madrid on Thursday

​Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has one last shot at European glory with the Gunners, after confirming that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.


The aggregate score is currently 1-1 as Arsenal travel to Atlético Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium for the second leg on Thursday.


Below is a look at the best possible XI that Wenger could field as his side look to book their place in the Europa League.

Goalkeeper

  • Ospina
    Ospina13

​David Ospina looks set to continue his run as Arsène Wenger's preferred cup goalkeeper for this semi final second leg.

Defence

  • Bellerin
    Bellerin24
  • Mustafi
    Mustafi20
  • Koscielny
    Koscielny6
  • Monreal
    Monreal18

Experienced internationals Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny look to make up the central core of Arsenal's back four as they look to deal with the threat posed by Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann.


Attacking full backs ​Hector Bellerín and Nacho Monreal look set to take their places either side of them.

Midfield

  • Xhaka
    Xhaka29
  • Wilshere
    Wilshere10
  • Mkhitaryan
    Mkhitaryan22
  • Ramsey
    Ramsey8
  • Özil
    Özil11

Arsène Wenger looks likely to deploy Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey as a central midfield three, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Özil both occupying number 10 roles ahead of them.


This central solidity will allow Hector Bellerín and Nacho Monreal to push higher up the pitch during attacking phases of play.

Forwards

  • Lacazette
    Lacazette9

Former Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette looks set to line up as a lone striker, although will not be starved of service as the full backs push forward and he receives support from Mkhitaryan and Özil in the two number 10 roles behind him.


The Frenchman has scored 16 goals in 36 games since joining Arsenal last summer.