Henrikh Mkhitaryan 'missed playing offensively' before leaving Manchester United for Arsenal

Callum Chambers

Losses such as at Nottingham Forest, Brighton and a pitiful League Cup defeat to Man City was enough for Arsenal fans to say "enough is enough".

There were also plenty of stay away fans at their previous two home games in the league against Watford and Manchester City and Wright, speaking on The Debate, thinks the sight of so many empty seats at what should be a crucial point in the season will unlikely to have gone unnoticed by the club's board.

When asked if the policy would continue Wenger smiled and said: "You will find out [against CSKA]".

"The crowd will be behind us".

"Basically we have everybody available, I think", he said. He got the winning goal against Olympique Lyonnais in the last round of the competition, and also hit the victor against Rostov to secure all three points in their previous Russian Premier League clash.

The Europa League represents their only chance of silverware and their only realistic hope of securing UEFA Champions League football for next season.

"We still have seven games to go and we need to try to get out of this situation, it doesn't matter how, we need to do something".

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Arsenal have scored nine goals in their last three games in comfortable wins over Stoke, AC Milan and Watford since then, but attendances at the Emirates have dropped. "Everybody knows that the defensive line with the Ignashevich brothers, they are more than 35 years old and of course they can help them to play better and be more compact in defence".

As the fallout of the Sergei Skripal spy-poisoning incident continues and a major diplomatic dispute between Russia and the United Kingdom rages, several countries have ordered the expulsion Russian diplomats.

"Honestly, nobody knows really what's going on and it looks more to be diplomatic relations between England and Russian Federation at the moment are a bit complicated", Wenger said.

Nevertheless, Sportsmail understands Wenger is considering recalling recognised No 1 Cech for the crucial quarter-final first-leg.

'Relations between England and Russian Federation at the moment are a bit complicated, I just hope it won't affect both ties, ' Wenger said.

Arsenal's odds of [1.36] for the outright win are too skinny to be of interest, and even though I believe they will win the match, we have to find a way to combine it with another market.

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