Diego Simeone Banned From Touchline For Europa League Final

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Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal's exit from the Europa League will make it more hard for his successor as Gunners' manager to attract new recruits to the London club. Here is the predicted starting XI in which I do not have a hope in hell of getting correct.

Simeone was ordered from the touchline during the first leg of Atleti's semi-final clash with Arsenal following a heated exchange with French referee Clément Turpin.

Addressing his potential next move after leaving the Arsenal job, he said: "I don't know".

And Wenger thinks not having Champions League football for next season may impact the club in the transfer market this summer. Unfortunately, you have to go through that - the game can be very cruel.

Wenger once said he would not play any part in the appointment of his successor, adding: "I will not be involved in that".

Juventus boss Max Allegri and Luis Enrique, the former Barcelona manager, have emerged as favourites to replace Wenger, who will leave Arsenal this month.

Arsenal dominated against 10-man Atletico in the first leg but scored only once before conceding a late goal to Antoine Griezmann. It was a hard team, physically very intense. "The tie should have been over in the first game".

"We had plenty of opportunities and we lose as a team".

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Wenger was asked about his own future plans following the defeat but said he could not think about anything past the pain of dropping out of the competition.

"The team needed a forward with his rage, his intensity, the mistakes he provokes in opponents".

Atletico reached their ninth European final and will be gunning for a fourth title, following Cup Winners' Cup success in 1962, and Europa League titles 2010 and 2012. "I believe we were a bit unlucky a few times".

"We're very happy to get to the final".

Costa, the scourge of Arsenal several times during his three seasons with Chelsea, picked up a flawless pass by Antoine Griezmann and strode into the area before fending off a defender and lifting the ball over goalkeeper David Ospina.

And Wenger was clearly emotional when speaking about Sunday's game.

Simeone will be trying to win his second Europa League as manager when his side face Marseille in the final in Lyon on May 16th and could also finish the season second in the league.

"Costa came back here for nights like this - to be important, to lead from the front", Simeone told a news conference.