All's well that ends WEL: Arsenal off the ropes and into semis

All's well that ends WEL: Arsenal off the ropes and into semis

Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin struck in the opening 50 minutes to threaten a dramatic turnaround in the tie, but Welbeck and Ramsey scored in the final quarter of an hour to seal a 6-3 aggregate victory.

The Gunners did a pull goal back with 15 minutes remaining as Danny Welbeck combined with Elneny before calmly slotting past the on-rushing Akinfeev.

Aaron Ramsey has revealed the extent of the gruesome calf injury he suffered during Arsenal's 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow in the Europa League.

"You could see when you have a big difference after the first game it is hard to turn up with the same urgency than if the difference is very small and that played a part in the first half, " he said.

Down 2-0 and on the verge of a shock defeat, Welbeck received the ball on the touchline and deftly lost his marker courtesy of a slick turn, before a give-and-go with Mohamed Elneny gifted the England striker a wonderful finish to give the Gunners a 5-3 lead on aggregate.

"They scored the second and Ignashevich had a chance to score goal three, then we were a bit on the ropes. We were in trouble in the first half but once we moved to a back five we were much more stable and didn't concede many chances".

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.

Marseille, who are fourth in Ligue 1, have reached their first European semi-final in 14 years.

Asked if he would prefer to avoid favourites Atletico, who are second in La Liga behind Barcelona, he said: "Ideally, maybe they are the strongest on paper, but let's play well against the team we get".

"We didn't win duels". It put pressure on us - if they score we are out.

Meanwhile, Atletico held on in the rain in Lisbon to win 2-1 on aggregate against Sporting, despite losing on the night to a Fredy Montero header in the first half.

Related News:

  • PTI MNA quits party, joins PML-N

    PTI MNA quits party, joins PML-N

    Obviously, PTI party accused supporters of rival Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) of circulating this offensive photograph.
    Conor McGregor Responds To NYC Arrest With A Cryptic Emoji

    Conor McGregor Responds To NYC Arrest With A Cryptic Emoji

    After three years of forced inactivity, the Stockton-based fighter will not want to waste any time getting back into the octagon. The biggest question was if McGregor was furious that he had to strip his title? Strictly speaking, the answer is obviously no.
    Jarvis Landry Finalizing Five-Year, $75.5 Million Extension With Browns

    Jarvis Landry Finalizing Five-Year, $75.5 Million Extension With Browns

    A source familiar with the situation said at the time that he believed a long-term deal would be struck with Cleveland. Now in the AFC North, Landry could steal the title from division rival Antonio Brown for division's top receiver.
  • David Pastrnak's Stellar Game 1 Performance Leads Bruins To Win Vs. Leafs

    David Pastrnak's Stellar Game 1 Performance Leads Bruins To Win Vs. Leafs

    Just plain clowning the Tomas Plekanec line around in the attacking zone, Pastrnak's first try from between the circles. The Bruins will look for a 2-0 series lead with a Saturday night head-to-head at a surely rockin' TD Garden.
    Yo-kai Watch 4 announced for Switch in Japan

    Yo-kai Watch 4 announced for Switch in Japan

    Each battle will become tougher than the last as debuffs stack, but new gear can be obtained by successfully conquering trials. The Nintendo Switch got a great flow of games throughout 2017 and it seems like the flow is going to continue through 2018.
    Research claims Android manufacturers dishonest about security

    Research claims Android manufacturers dishonest about security

    Google's phones seem to be safe , however, as the Pixel and Pixel 2 series did not misrepresent what security patches they had. Android P is expected to make its official release in late June and it is likely to iron out on every problem inside Oreo.
  • Nel takes bronze, Botha wins wrestling silver at Commonwealth Games

    Nel takes bronze, Botha wins wrestling silver at Commonwealth Games

    This comes days after eight Cameroonian athletes went missing at the games, raising concern from the organizers. During the London 2012 Olympics , 21 athletes and delegates either vanished or asked for asylum in the UK.
    James McAvoy and Bill Hader in Talks for IT Chapter 2!

    James McAvoy and Bill Hader in Talks for IT Chapter 2!

    The big screen version of Stephen King's classic tale raked in $700 million worldwide last summer. Hader can now be seen on the HBO series Barry , which was recently renewed for a second season .
    National Park Service announces fee hikes for parks

    National Park Service announces fee hikes for parks

    A auto is stopped by a herd of bison crossing the highway in Yellowstone National Park Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON - The U.S. The current $30 fee is the highest charged by the park service and applies to the 17 most-visited parks.
  • Israeli fighter jets hit Hamas after bomb on Gaza border

    Israeli fighter jets hit Hamas after bomb on Gaza border

    At least 32 Palestinians have been martyred since the anti-occupation protests began. The shooting apparently took place east of the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis.
    Coli outbreak across 7 states

    Coli outbreak across 7 states

    The illnesses are said to have started on dates ranging from March 22 to March 31 in people ranging in age from 12 to 84 years. There have been six people hospitalized, including one for a form of kidney failure, but no deaths, the CDC says.
    Windsor Capital Management LLC Boosts Stake in JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

    Windsor Capital Management LLC Boosts Stake in JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

    The company reported the earnings of $1.76/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.69/share. JPMorgan Chase has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $112.51. (NYSE: JPM ) for 461,273 shares.


Most liked

'Heartbreak' as Irish Overtones singer Timmy Matley dies aged 36
Mr Matley had been due to take part in a charity skydive on May 3 for the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity . Our thoughts and prayers are with his mom Geraldine and sister Audrey at this heartbreaking time.

Trump on Syria attack: 'Very soon or not so soon at all!'
Trump on Wednesday had warned Russian Federation to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria. In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said those deemed responsible should expect to pay a "big price".

Supreme Court clears decks for release of movie Nanak Shah Fakir
The film was previously set to be released in 2015, but it was put on hold because of this controversy. Any attempt to vitiate peace in Punjab would be dealt with an iron hand, he said.

Cauvery Issue: 4000 Cops Shielded Chennai IPL venue, few protesters arrested
Nedumaran were arrested from Alandur metro station in Chennai for holding black flag protests. From the airport, Modi reached the Defexpo venue at Mamallapuram on a helicopter.

Arsenal survive Moscow scare to reach Europa League semis
Diego Costa and Lucas Hernandez were injured as Atletico Madrid booked a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Marseille overcame a first-leg defeat to beat RB Leipzig 5-3 on aggregate; Dimitri Payet scoring the pick of the bunch.

Cops Fired After Blaming Missing Half-Ton Of Pot On Stoner Mice
There was 6,000kg of marijuana registered in the warehouse last year, but mysteriously, only 5,460kg remained this year. The judges will determine whether the large share of the drug went missing for personal benefit or due to negligence.

Republican amendment brings special counsel protection bill to temporary halt
The president denied a New York Times report on Tuesday that he had sought to fire Mr Mueller in December. Rosenstein met with Trump Thursday for a meeting and this revelation came after that meeting.

Reliance Jio may launch laptops with cellular connectivity
Globally, Qualcomm is already working with players such as HP, Asus and Lenovo for the so-called " Always Connected PCs ". That would pave the way for the SIM card to be inserted and a smartphone cum laptop can be made available to the users.

Russia rejects US proposal for UN Syria gas attacks probe
US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the council to take action, but warned that the United States was ready to respond. We must not overlook Russian Federation and Iran's roles in enabling the Assad regime's murderous destruction.

Infant found dead at incestuous parents' NC home was murdered
Steven and Katie Pladl reconnected in 2016 when she moved into his home with her mother and their two kids outside of Virginia. His daughter, Katie Pladl, was identified along with her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Buscoe, in the vehicle in CT .

Ferguson-Florissant School Distirct considering consolidation
The school expects 91 students to graduate in June and had only 55 students enrolled for this September's incoming freshman class. She said the school was faced with challenges including lack of assembly hall, playing ground and Kindergarten block.

Tiger Woods submits entry for US Open at Shinnecock Hills
He has played with the past two USA reluctantly held in Shinnecock. Open, when he withdrew in the second round due to injury. Open performance came at Shinnecock for the 1995 U.S.

More than a dozen Cdns charged in child sex abuse investigation
"Unfortunately this was not the first time it happened, but I can tell you it was the last", she said. Toronto police have helped with 16 investigations in Canada, which have resulted in 13 convictions.

UK PM summons war cabinet over Syria response
He said earlier this week that France was ready to attack the "chemical capabilities" of the Assad regime. Later, however, intelligence officers briefed the Prime Minister on their case against the Assad regime.

Syria:Russia says no evidence of Douma chemical attack
Hariri said that despite last year's U.S. missile attack against Syria , nothing has changed and crimes against humanity continue. Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said 11 people had died in Douma as a result of suffocation caused by heavy bombardment.