Here are your Arsenal evening headlines for Friday, March 19.
Europa League opponents confirmed
Arsenal must overcome Slavia Prague if they’re to achieve the semi-finals of this season’s Europa League and proceed their journey within the competitors.
The draw was made for the last-eight on Friday morning, pitting the Gunners, who knocked Greek outfit Olympiacos out of the competitors within the last-16, up in opposition to the Czech’s within the last-eight.
Arsenal will probably be at residence within the first-leg earlier than making the journey to the Czech Republic every week later.
Should the Gunners get the higher of Slavia Prague, who’ve knocked Leicester City and Rangers out of the competitors en path to the quarter-finals, they’ll face both Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal within the semi-finals, that means there’s a probability of a reunion with former supervisor Unai Emery.
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The first-leg will probably be performed on Thursday, April 8 and the second leg will probably be staged every week afterward Thursday, April 15.
The semi-finals will then be staged a number of weeks later. The first legs will happen on Thursday, April 29 and the second legs will happen every week afterward Thursday May 6.
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Smith Rowe breaks his silence on England U21 call-up
Midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has admitted that he can not wait to get began with England’s Under-21s after being called-up by supervisor Aidy Boothroyd this week.
The Gunners midfield starlet, who has been in spectacular kind since Christmas, has been named in Three Lions’ children squad for his or her group stage matches within the Under-21 European Championships later this month.
Following the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat to Olympiacos within the Europa League on Thursday evening, Smith Rowe has now revealed simply how he feels to have been included within the squad.
“I received a message from one of many coaches,” he advised BT Sport. “It’s a very completely happy second for me and my household, I can’t wait to recover from there and get began.
“I used to be with my mum and pop on the time and I confirmed them the message. I’ve been ready for this chance, so I can’t wait to get began.”
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Hertha make Guendouzi decision
Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin will not be going to pursue the prospect of signing Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi on a everlasting foundation this summer time.
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That is in response to a report by Bild, as cited by InsideFutbol.
Guendouzi joined the German outfit on mortgage again in October within the hope of gaining extra first-team soccer after falling out-of-favour below Mikel Arteta in north London.
But regardless of racking up 19 Bundesliga appearances for Hertha this season, the German membership will not be going to be touchdown him on a everlasting deal this summer time as a result of they don’t really feel he has completed sufficient to earn a everlasting change to the German capital.