The European draws are set to take place this morning as we anxiously await news on who we will have to beat to reach the final of the Europa League, and Atletico Madrid remain the team to avoid for Arsenal.
The Spanish giants have made two Champions League finals in recent seasons, and deserve their title as odds-on favourites with the bookmakers.
I know the obvious thinking is to want to avoid Atletico Madrid in the next round, but a part of me says we would have a better chance of beating them at The Emirates Stadium, and I can’t imagine either of the other sides getting past Diego Simeone’s side.
The draw is supposedly primed to commence any moment, and I’d just be happy to be drawn at home for the first leg, no matter who we rival.
And here we go!
Marseille confirmed to take on Red Bull Salzburg.
Arsenal get the desired home draw for the opening leg against the tournament favourites Atletico Madrid, and we now have the biggest task ahead of us to date.
Home leg to be played on April 26, with our trip to Spain booked in for the week after that on May 3.
Did we stand a better chance including a home leg or was the neutral venue the best way to go?