Diego Costa suffers hamstring injury as Atletico are drawn against Arsenal

  • Diego Costa suffers hamstring injury as Atletico are drawn against Arsenal

Diego Costa suffers hamstring injury as Atletico are drawn against Arsenal

The Gunners, now sixth in the Premier League, host Diego Simeone's side on April 26 before the second leg at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on May 3.

Atletico Madrid could miss the services of their prolific striker, Diego Costa in the first leg of their Europa Cup against Arsenal, April 24 due to injury.

Ultimately, the victor of this season's Europa League will qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League.

The Europa League champion will get direct entry into next season's Champions League.

They did prevail 6-3 on aggregate, but not before being given a scare.

The Austrian league leaders beat Marseille 1-0 at home in this season's group phase and drew 0-0 away in France.

On the other side of the draw to Arsenal and Atletico, Marseille will have their sights set on a final outing on French soil.

Atletico also beat Liverpool in the Europa League semi-finals in 2010 before going on to lift the trophy.

The Spain global was withdrawn in the second half of the 1-0 quarter-final second-leg loss to the Portuguese side in Lisbon and was sent for further tests.

They overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit against RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals to prevail 5-2 in the return date and keep their dreams alive.