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Arsenal continue in their quest to try and qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League by winning the Europa League when they face Russia's CSKA Moscow in Thursday's quarter-final first leg in London.

Wenger confirmed that both Alexander Lacazette and Peter Cech would be fit for selection at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal registered a 3-0 home win over Stoke City on Sunday, but were unable to do much about the five-point gap between them and fifth-placed Chelsea.

After the game against Stoke, Arsene Wenger admitted the low attendance is the price that the Gunners must pay for their disappointing Premier League campaign, where they now sit in sixth, 13 points behind fourth placed Spurs.

However the 29-year-old Armenian - who lifted the trophy with Jose Mourinho's Manchester United last season by beating Ajax in the final - is not taking anything for granted against manager Viktor Goncharenko's side.

"We play against a team who has done well in Europe so we certainly need a top class performance", Wenger said in his press conference on Wednesday ahead of the game against the Russian side. "We have to see it as an opportunity we want to take and keep our priorities right". With the Premier League now done, the Europa League is all that is left to play for. They have picked up some form in the recent weeks, and they have won their last four games in all competitions while conceding just one goal.

'Let's leave politics for policy-makers, ' Goncharenko said. When the news first came up, we thought the Eagles would demand his €60m release clause. "On that front I believe that is very positive on our side".

Danny Welbeck has been favoured in European competition this season and has recovered from a minor knock in time for the CSKA Moscow game. Aubameyang is not available as he is cup-tied.

Another trophy-less season awaits the North London club, who now trail fourth placed Tottenham by 13 points and league leaders Manchester City by 33.


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