Arsenal’s arch nemesis Diego Costa inflicted but extra ache at the membership because it was once his purpose that noticed the Gunners crash out of the Europa League.
The previous Chelsea guy’s strike simply prior to half-time helped Atletico Madrid protected a 1-Zero victory at house to Arsene Wenger’s males, making sure a 2-1 mixture win.
The Gunners can believe themselves unfortunate to have misplaced their semi-final tie towards Atletico as they managed the primary leg on the Emirates and gave their warring parties masses to take into consideration on the Wanda Metropolitano.
Issues went disastrously incorrect within the recreation’s early levels when Laurent Koscielny pulled up with what has grew to become out to be a torn Achilles.
Alternatively, Arsenal took the sport to the LaLiga outfit and Alexandre Lacazette may have examined Jan Oblak had it now not been for his heavy contact.
And Atletico made the Premier League aspect pay for his or her loss of composure when Costa latched onto Antoine Griezmann’s pinpoint ball prior to shaking off Hector Bellerin to place the ball past David Ospina’s achieve.
The sport unfolded after the ruin however Arsenal have been not able to carve out a significant likelihood towards the smartly organised Atletico defence.
The nearest they got here was once efforts from Granit Xhaka – Arsenal’s handiest shot not off course in all of the recreation – and from susbstitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s shot which brushed the highest of the web.
Defeat sees Arsene Wenger’s reign at Arsenal lead to Huddersfield as an alternative of on the last in Lyon as all hopes of Champions League soccer for subsequent season at Arsenal have been extinguished via previous foe Costa.
Arsenal acquitted themselves moderately smartly within the recreation, then again, they didn’t actually take a look at Oblak to the similar degree they did within the first leg draw at house to Atletico.
Due to this fact, the celebrity guy needs to be the fit winner Costa, who didn’t give the Gunners defence any time to relaxation like he all the time does.
The striker took his purpose really well, shaking off Hector Bellerin brilliantly prior to lightly slotting the ball over Ospina.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger felt his aspect have been unfortunate to be knocked out via the LaLiga aspect.
He stated: “The harmful eventualities have been there however within the two bins we neglected one thing. We really feel over the 2 video games it was once sufficient to move thru.
“We have been 1-Zero up at house and conceded a silly purpose, and this night, with one minute to visit half-time, we conceded at the counter-attack. Those are essential moments in a recreation of that stature.
“Diego Costa is Diego Costa, and that is the reason why he is without doubt one of the absolute best strikers on the planet.
“It is very unhappy, I am very unhappy this night. Sadly you need to undergo that. The sport may also be very merciless. The struggling may be very robust this night.”