- Europa league fixtures take centre stage today as Arsenal are scheduled to host Valencia in a semifinal clash at Emirates
- The Gunners will be seeking to return to winning ways at the continental stage after a disastrous domestic campaign
- Emery however appears to have revealed crucial team tactics hours to the match
Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, may have unknowingly leaked vital team tactics hours before his side battles Valencia in their first leg Europa League semi final clash.
The Gunners are set to host the La Liga side at the Emirates on Thursday, May 2, with the hope of bouncing back to winning ways after a woeful run in the Premier League.
As part of his preparations, Emery is understood to have put his players through their paces at London Colney on Wednesday, May 1, but accidentally revealed a little more than he would have desired on his tactics clip board.
A photo taken by Arsenal had the Spaniard tactician planning to play three at a back in a major tactical change.
In the leaked starting XI, Petr Cech is expected to keep his place between the sticks, with Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Konstantinos Mavropanos providing cover in defense.
The midfield had Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka who could start in holding roles, with Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the attack line.
The decision may have been occasioned by the Arsenal's growing list of injured players especially in the defensive line, with Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal all currently sidelined.
However, speaking during his pre-match conference, Emery revealed he is keen to make history with the Arsenal side as the London club pursues the evasive European glory.
He said: "It's the present [that counts]. I want to create history with Arsenal.''
"One is with the Champions League and two is with the Europa League. We need to create a big atmosphere at the Emirates.''
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, had hailed Lionel Messi as "unstoppable" following the Argentine's magical performance that sunk the Reds in the first leg of their Champions League semi final clash.
Messi turned the game on its head after doubling Barcelona's lead in the second half, before putting the match beyond Liverpool with a breathtaking free-kick in the 83rd minute.
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