Mkhitaryan targets consecutive Europa League title wins

Arsenal couldn't afford Evans admits Wenger

It seems reaching the Champions League-either by finishing in the Premier League's top four or winning the UEFA Europa League-will be the overriding concern when the decision is made, as the club are anxious their absence from Europe's elite competition for another year will hamper their income from commercial deals.

However, UEFA rules dictate that the same number can not be worn by two different players in Europe, and he has thus picked the unorthodox No.77 shirt.

Ramsey netted the first hat-trick of his Gunners career in the 5-1 Premier League thrashing of Everton on 3 February, but missed the subsequent north London derby defeat to Tottenham Hotspur due to a groin injury that was initially described as "minor" by the club.

"All the things that I think everybody should want to have as a job in football, we have here - a supportive chairman, support of the players, support of the people in the town".

Despite Arsenal's commanding position in the tie, and the EFL Cup final against Manchester City days after the second leg, Wenger said he would not rest players for the return fixture.

"Arsenal were the better team and deserved to win", he said. Saul Niguez, Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann were all on the scoresheet as Diego Simoene's La Liga title-chasers put one foot into the last 16.

Graham Potter's minnows recovered from a sluggish start and were left feeling hard done by to end such a significant night in the club's short history without a goal that their play probably merited.

But the Swedes will be considered beatable opponents.

Dortmund hadn't won in eight previous appearances and only joined the Europa League after finishing third in its Champions League group.

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But there are some big names including Atletico Madrid, RB Leipzig, Sporting, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.

If they are to qualify for the Champions League, it will probably be via Europe, not England.

As can Napoli, though the Serie A leaders are concentrating on domestic matters and their best chance to win the Scudetto since doing so with Diego Maradona leading the way in 1990.

Wenger was referring to the situation where new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible for the Europa League clash with Ostersunds.

The ruling means the Gunners are without either of their front-line strikers as Alexandre Lacazette has also been ruled out through injury.

"Unanimously I know all clubs agree now that this rule has to disappear", he added. "He needed very quick surgery and will be out for the next four-five weeks".

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at Wembley Stadium (pic: John Walton/PA Images).

Arsenal rounded off the group stage with a thumping 6-0 win against BATE Borisov, but Ostersunds will surely offer more resistance and Wenger's inexperienced side can expect a tight tussle in Sweden. The Swedish side had to progress through two qualifiers and one playoff to gain an entry into the main draw.

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