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Team News: Diego Costa leads Atletico Madrid attack against Arsenal

Team News: Diego Costa leads attack against Arsenal
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Diego Costa leads the Atletico Madrid attack against an unchanged Arsenal side.

Diego Costa has been drafted into the Atletico Madrid attack to face Arsenal in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final.

The former Chelsea striker only made the bench for the first leg in London, which finished 1-1, due to the after-effects of a hamstring injury.

Atleti manager Diego Simeone has made three changes to the side which started at the Emirates Stadium, with Vitolo and Gabi joining Costa in the first XI, while Sime Vrsaljko, Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro drop out.

Visitors Arsenal have named an unchanged lineup from the previous leg, with Alexandre Lacazette spearheading the attack in the absence of the ineligible Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere will take on key midfield roles, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was withdrawn during last weekend's defeat to Manchester United with a knee problem, has been named on the bench.

Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Thomas, Gimenez, Godin, Lucas; Vitolo, Saul, Gabi, Koke; Costa, Griezmann
Subs: Luis, Torres, Correa, Savic, Gameiro, Werner, Olabe

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Welbeck; Lacazette
Subs: Iwobi, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Cech, Nketiah, Mkhitaryan

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone during the Champions League match with Leicester City on April 18, 2017
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