Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger responds to rumours Everton want Jack Wilshere

Gennaro Gattuso says AC Milan have a slim of progressing past Arsenal in the Europa League

Gennaro Gattuso says AC Milan have a slim of progressing past Arsenal in the Europa League

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms Alexandre Lacazette won't be fit to face Milan tomorrow. We made a proposal to him, I want him to stay and be linked with the club in the future.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is anxious by an apparent dip in attendance at the Emirates stadium in recent weeks but said he is confident the team will do "absolutely everything" to win back their fans.

But Wenger has revealed Lacazette took part in an individual training session on Wednesday and is expected to return shortly after the worldwide break.

Two clubs who have between them capitalised three times in as many seasons on the changed rule that gives the winners of the Europa League a coveted spot in the following season's Champions League group stages. Look at Milan, Dortmund and Atleti (Atletico Madrid).

Wenger's team selection for the win over Watford confirmed his previous suggestion that he sees qualification for the game's great cash cow via the league as being beyond his side at this stage.

The Milan players applauded their fans despite losing 2-0 at home to Arsenal last Thursday
The Milan players applauded their fans despite losing 2-0 at home to Arsenal last Thursday

And on Arsenal recovering from their poor run of form which saw them lose four straight games in all competitions, Wenger explained: "Consistency is a sign of quality".

Arsene Wenger will announce that he is stepping down as Arsenal manager later this week, according to Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas.

Capping his memorable campaign in the competition, Mkhitaryan hit United's second goal in their 2-0 win against Ajax as they lifted the trophy in Stockholm. "We can't take our foot off the gas". "Sometimes when you have a negative spirit it is hard to get out". This game is very important for our season. "I hope he will do it".

"[As things stand] Jack will be free at the end of the season".

However, Wenger says Lacazette took part in a full session outside today at London Colney and will be available again after the upcoming worldwide break.

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