Juanfran has made 15 appearances for Atletico Madrid in the current campaign, as well as turning out on six occasions during their Europa League run.
The France international's future in the Spanish capital has been up for debate this season, with Manchester United and Barcelona said to be keen admirers of the forward, who has a reported €100million release clause in his contract in Madrid. "We had an atmosphere that, we want to do it for you to send you off in the best possible way".
Arsenal on the other hand last featured in this competition's final back in 2010, losing what was then the UEFA Cup to Galatasaray on penalties.
The half should have ended on a much brighter note for the visitors as they twice went close to breaking the deadlock, Ryad Boudebouz drawing a sharp near-post save from Jan Oblak before an untracked Garcia wastefully fired the wrong side of the upright.
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"What the new Arsenal manager is taking on with Man City and Man Utd, and to a lesser extent Chelsea, is huge financial might".
The game will take on an extra special significance for Lacazette, who was set to sign for Atletico Madrid past year instead of Arsenal until the deal collapsed due to the Spanish side's transfer ban.
Don't worry Arsenal fans, Gary Neville has found your new manager. £150m, £200m ploughed into the team each season. "So I wouldn't throw everything at it if I was Arsenal because Atletico are more than capable of picking them off and getting an away goal". Simeone is a victor, a fighter, he will culturally change everything.
If Arsenal have aspirations to win the league, and are not going to do it by spending, they're going to have to do it by spending less and achieving more.