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Diego Costa included in Atletico Madrids squad to face Arsenal at the Emirates

Huge blow for Arsenal as Diego Costa travels with Atletico Madrid squad for EL clash
Diego Costa is in Atletico Madrids squad to face Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is a surprise inclusion in Diego Simeones 20-man squad to take on Arsenal at the Emirates on Thursday.

The Spaniard has been struggling with a hamstring injury for the last fortnight and Simeone said on the weekend that he would return for the second leg in Spain next week.

Hell be back for the second leg, but I dont think hell have a chance for the first, said Simeone.

However, Costa was included in Atleticos squad that travelled to London today and he could take a place on their bench for the game on Thursday.

Huge blow for Arsenal as Diego Costa travels with Atletico Madrid squad for EL clash
Costa could be on the bench (Picture: Getty)

The likes of ex-Chelsea and Liverpool man Fernando Torres is in the squad alongside star striker Antoine Griezmann.

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The game takes on added importance for Arsenal now following the news that Arsene Wenger is set to step down at the end of the season.

The Europa League is Wengers last chance to end his tenure with silverware and winning it would mean a route back into the Champions League.

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