Diego Costa named in Atletico Madrid squad to face Arsenal

Injured Diego Costa to miss first leg of Arsenal Europa League test

But can winning three major trophies in the past four years truly be classed as ossification?

"Arsenal will have to be aware of not giving the ball away cheaply due to the threat of Atletico Madrid; when they win the ball back quickly with the pace they've got in attack".

The Argentine has taken Atletico from mediocrity to the La Liga title and two Champions League finals since taking charge of the club in 2011.

Oblak was asked directly if he could leave the capital club this summer and he insists his only focus was on finishing the season strongly with Diego Simeone's side. "It would be an incredible achievement and Arsene never won in Europe before so it would be a great way to give him a good exit".

Arsenal, meanwhile, come into the game on the back of a 4-1 Premier League win over West Ham in what was the first match since manager Arsene Wenger announced he would stand down at the end of the season.

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Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa was on Tuesday the most noticeable absentee from the Spanish football team's final training session before travelling to London for an upcoming Europa League clash against Arsenal.

The hosts are likely to need to feed off some positive energy from the stands to build a lead to take to Madrid in a week's time against European specialists Atletico.

Cristian Tello hit the post for Betis, while Saul struck the crossbar for second-placed Atletico.

Atletico, who go to Emirates Stadium on Thursday, have kept 11 consecutive clean sheets at home in all competitions.

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is also unlikely to be fit for Thursday's first leg in London after suffering a hamstring injury earlier in April.

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