GOOD EVENING FROM LONDON
Welcome to our live coverage of the Europa League semi-final second leg between Arsenal and Villarreal at the Emirates.
The Gunners need to win tonight to advance to the final where they will face either Manchester United or Roma in Gdansk, anything else will deny them Champions League qualification next season.
But it won’t be easy as Unai Emery returns at the Emirates as Villarreal boss with a 2-1 victory he picked up at the Estadio de la Ceramica last week.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be without Dani Ceballos, who was sent off with a second yellow card in the first leg.
David Luiz returned for the north Londoners against Newcastle on Sunday but was replaced by Calum Chambers in the second half due to a fresh knock and thus Arteta will have to make a late call on the defender’s fitness.
But Kieran Tierney could come back from a knee injury and the same goes for Alexandre Lacazette who has overcome a hamstring issue and may also be involved.
Villarreal will be without former Tottenham and Watford ace Etienne Capoue, who was also sent off in the first leg.
Emery will be missing Vicente Iborra, who was also sidelined in the first leg due to a cruciate ligament rupture