Griezmann Grabs Away Goal As Arsenal Are Held By 10-Men Alético

Arsenal manager Patrick Vieira says he 'ready to coach in Europe' as hunt for Wenger's replacement continues

Patrick Vieira spent nine years playing for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Following Wenger's announcement that he will be ending his 22-year stint as Arsenal manager at the end of the season, Mourinho lavished praise on the Frenchman and stressed that he has huge respect for the Gunners boss despite their run-ins over the years. "100 per cent, yes", Pires told beIN SPORTS.

I have won several trophies there with my national team and with Arsenal.

The fireworks at the Emirates started early, with Croatian defender Vrsaljko booked just 75 seconds into the game and shown a second yellow card seven minutes later for a rash challenge on Lacazette.

"Looking at the performance and the way the game went, it was the worst possible result for us, but we have to go there in a positive mood and qualify over there".

We created the anti-climax by giving a goal away, Wenger added.

Alexandre Lacazette broke Atletico's resistance with a headed opener in the second half but Atletico take an away goal back to Madrid next week after Antoine Griezmann capitalised on some ropey defending to steal an equaliser.

"We need to keep progressing; United is a big club, to which I am still adapting, and I am looking forward to giving everything I've got next year and aiming to win everything there is to win".

"So again thank you very much for that, they pushed us to the limits". We finished sixth, this season we are going to finish top four, I believe and I hope [we finish] second. "But they couldn't score with a combination, they could only do it with a long ball, so we have to look at ourselves".

Simeone was full of praise for his players afterwards, saying: "They are basically heroes".

"We have to win the Europa League". "They stood firm for eighty-something minutes". Before I play matches, especially global matches, I spend a lot of time analysing the opposition I don't know as well. "Yes, and I'm sure he does too". The majority of them, after the last match [against Chelsea in the FA Cup final], they will go to their national teams and to the World Cup, so to have a couple of days without football, I think it was nice for them.

But he was always really welcoming and it's always cool to meet our team boss - I've been supporting them since I was five, so I really want to wish him all the best and I think his future is as bright as he wants it to be. New regime can't come soon enough.

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