Petr Čech and Arsenal secure last four Europa League place

Petr Čech and Arsenal secure last four Europa League place

Arsenal survived a scare as they progressed to the last four of the Europa League on Thursday after coming back to draw 2-2 with CSKA Moscow in Russian Federation.

The midfielder has been a regular fixture in the Arsenal team this season and he has been one of the first names on Wenger's team sheet for most of the campaign.

Lazio, who are third in Serie A, led 4-2 from the first leg in Rome and increased their advantage when Ciro Immobile scored his eighth goal in this season's competition in the 55th minute but Salzburg equalised a minute later through Munas Dabbur.

After Roma's stunning comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, and Juventus's heroic effort against Real Madrid on Wednesday, Marseille and Salzburg came up with stunning fightbacks of their own in the last eight of Europe's second-tier competition.

Mkhitaryan suffered knee ligament damage in the 4-1 quarter-final first-leg win over CSKA Moscow and Wenger was concerned the Armenia global could be out for several weeks.

Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin both both scored from rebounds after former Chelsea star Cech.

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However, they found themselves under huge pressure 50 minutes into the game after going 2-0 down. Let us know in the comments...

Aaron Ramsey did level matters in second-half stoppage time with a clinical finish, as the Gunners sealed their spot in the last four with a 6-3 aggregate win.

Atletico Madrid are also through, and remain the favourites to win the trophy in Lyon next month - they were beaten 1-0 on the night away to Sporting Lisbon but progressed 2-1 on aggregate.

- Arsenal have reached their first major European semi-final since 2008-09, when they did so in the Champions League.

However, Atletico held on to progress on aggregate after their striker Antoine Griezmann missed a hatful of chances and will take their place in Friday's semi-final draw.

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